Many feared dead in Nepal landslide

June 11, 2015 1:00 PM

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Many feared dead in Nepal landslide

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall buried six villages in Nepal's mountainous northeast, and at least 15 people sleeping in the homes are believed to have been killed, officials said Thursday.

The landslide hit during the night in Taplejung district, about 310 miles east of the capital, Kathmandu, said government administrator Surendra Bhattarai.

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