12 killed because of landslides in Nepal, at least 21 missing

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The search for missing persons due to landslides caused by heavy rain is activated: Official (representative)

Kathmandu:

Landslides triggered by heavy rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said.

Ten people were killed and 21 went missing after a massive landslide swept homes and people in Barahbise, 100 km east of Kathmandu near the border with the Tibetan region of China, Nepalese government official Murari Wasti said.

Two others died in a landslide in Baglung in the northwest.

Both landslides hit the villages before dawn and people were unable to escape safely, rescuers said.

“Rescuers are looking for missing people,” Wasti told Reuters.

The most recent deaths have increased the deaths from landslides and flash floods to 314 during the June through September monsoon season. At least 111 people are missing and 160 have been injured, Wasti said.

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