Nepal landslide: Rain hampers rescue work, over 100 trapped under debris

August 3, 2014 8:12 AM

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Nepal landslide: Rain hampers rescue work, over 100 trapped under debris

Kathmandu: Fresh rainfall was hampering a search on Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup.

Police said eight bodies have been recovered so far. According to officials, some 155 people are missing while villagers said more than 100 people were thought to have been buried by the landslide that engulfed houses in Mankha, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, on Saturday.

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