KATHMANDU, Nepal — Rescuers declared hunting on Monday for individuals missing because a deadly landslide struck three villages at Nepal’s mountains, police said.
Thus far, 11 bodies are pulled out of the debris, and authorities, soldiers and villagers were scouring the ground for at least 15 more thought to be buried by the landslide, authorities administrator Baburam Khanal stated on the phone.
The landslide ancient Sunday spanned three villages until the slide stopped in a river. Continuous rain had made it difficult for rescuers on Sunday.
Weather conditions had enhanced Monday around Sindhupalchowk district, about 120 km (75 miles) east of the capital, Kathmandu, permitting the rescuers to get into the higher grounds,” he explained.
Landslides are most common in mountainous Nepal throughout the monsoon season that normally finishes in September.