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Nepal landslide kills 14, 10 missing

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KATHMANDU, Sept 17 (Reuters) – A landslide set off by heavy rains killed at the very least 14 people and injured seven in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday, as rescue workers searched the disaster site to attempt to look for a further 10 missing people.

Rescuers had pulled the dead and injured from the silt- covered wreckage of five houses buried under mud in Achham district, about 450 km (281 miles) west of the administrative centre city of Kathmandu, said Dan Bahadur Karki, a police spokesperson.

Local media footage showed rescuers clearing slush making use of their hands in a desperate seek out the missing individuals who were believed trapped. Officials said the injured was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Flash floods and landslides occur frequently in the mountainous terrain of Nepal, especially during annual monsoon rains between June and September.

At the very least 48 folks have been killed and 12 are missing in the united states in flash floods and landslides up to now this year, in accordance with official data.

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Reporting by Gopal Sharma; Editing by Lincoln Feast.

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