Nepal: Landslide: 2014/08/02
|Country or District||Nepal|
|Outline||A massive landslide has blocked the Sunkoshi river, east of Kathmandu, Nepal forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes and move to higher ground.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
Flash floods and mudslides following heavy rains have killed at least 53 people in Nepal over the past three days and cut off remote communities in the mountains, the government said on 16 August 2014 (Saturday).
Nepal on 6 August 2014 called off a search for survivors and declared 156 people dead after a landslide at the weekend. The landslide also created a dangerous blockage of the Sunkoshi River, stoking fears of floods downstream in neighbouring India\'s Bihar state. Authorities in both countries evacuated thousands of people, fearing that a torrent of water would be unleashed as the earth and rocks were cleared.
Nepal landslide death toll hits 34, scores missing.
According to preliminary report, 10 people are confirmed dead and the security forces have recovered several dead bodies from the rubble. So far, more than 100 people are still missing and the number of casualties is likely to increase.
The landslide has buried dozens of homes in Nepal, with eight people confirmed dead and many missing.
International Charter 2014/08/05
Landslide in Nepal