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Nepal: Landslide: 2002/08/21 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/08/21
Country or District Nepal
Event Type Landslide
Outline Sixty-five people are missing, feared dead, following a massive landslide caused by monsoon rains in Nepal
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No.6 2002/08/23
Dead: 41 people
Missing: more than 24 people

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BBC news 2002/08/23
A lack of advanced equipment and surging flood waters are hampering the relief efforts.

OCHA Situation Report No.6 2002/08/23
More than 40 houses were swept away and 41 people who were asleep at the time, have been confirmed dead according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA). Another 24 people or possibly even more are missing and feared killed by the landslide.

CNN news 2002/08/22
Rescuers search for survivors in Nepal landslide. Death toll rise to 100 people.

AFP news 2002/08/22
First reports said 60 people were killed but the radio said Thursday up to 100 people were missing and more than 50 houses destroyed.

Yahoo asia News 2002/08/22
Sixty die as Nepal landslide wipes out village

Reuters news 2002/08/21
Nepal Landslide Wipes Out Village, Kills 60

BBC news 2002/08/21
Nepal landslide swamps village

Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center

Disaster Challenges And Measures In Nepal (by Mr. Pokharel, former ADRC visiting researcher)

Informaiton posted by an ADRC Counterpart
Districts wise floods and Landslides Disasters Data - Updated 8th September 2002