At least 12 people have been killed in a landslide caused by heavy rains in Nepal. At least 21 others are missing in the incident.
Murari Wasti, an official in charge of the Nepal government’s emergency management authority, confirmed the information. News from the New York Times and Al Jazeera.
At least 10 people have been killed in landslides in Barahabise, a district 100 km east of the capital Kathmandu, and two in Baglung in the northwest.
Wasti said the landslide happened in those two places very early on Sunday. Many of the villagers did not get a chance to evacuate safely as they were asleep. The rescue operation is continuing.
Landslides and floods killed 314 people in Nepal during the monsoon season. At least 111 people are still missing. 160 people were injured.