5 Killed in Nepal Landslide

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in northeastern Nepal say a mudslide triggered by monsoon rains has killed five people in the mountainous district of Solukhumbu.

Authorities in the village of Chaurikharka in Nepal's Mount Everest region said rescuers Sunday recovered five bodies from the landslide and found one woman alive under the debris of a collapsed home.

The monsoon season in the South Asian region lasts from July until September. The rains often trigger landslides in mountainous areas and floods elsewhere.

Last year, massive floods in Pakistan killed more than 1,700 people and affected nearly 20 million others after floodwaters submerged one-fifth of the country.