Landslides in Nepal leaves 16 dead

July 16, 2011Kathmandu,  (PTI) Landslides triggered by torrential rain in Nepal”s remote western and central mountainous districts left 16 people dead and many trapped in the last two days. Thirteen people were killed in separate landslides in Purtimkada Village Development Committee (VDC) in the country”s western Rukum district. According to local authorities, ten people from one family were killed when a house was buried under a landslide in Purtimkada VDC. A landslide also destroyed the house of Dhansingh Gharti at Purtimkada VDC-1, killing his four-year-old son and two daughters. Five other family members were rescued by police personnel and local villagers. Seven other houses were also buried in the landslide that displaced nine families. Arjun Bhandari, the Assistant Chief District Officer of Rukum, said more than 12 houses in Purtimkada VDC were at high risk of being hit by landslides and works were underway to relocate the people to safe areas. Three people were killed in Nepal”s central Nuwakot district when a house was swept away by a landslide at Belaspur of Thansing VDC yesterday. Landslides, floods and other rain-related disasters are common in Nepal due to monsoon rains. –NewsInMsn
CHINABEIJING — State media say heavy rains in northwestern China have killed at least 13 people and injured six. Xinhua News Agency reported Friday that a mudslide along a highway in Tianshui city in the province of Gansu damaged two cars, leaving five people dead at the scene and eight more who died later en route or at the hospital. The report did not give details on how the people died. –Sacramento Bee
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