Nepal : Land Slide : 2006/07/14
|Country or District||Nepal|
|Outline||Seventeen bodies have been recovered after a landslide swept away several houses in the western Nepalese district of Kaski on Friday, officials say. 15 more people had been reported missing.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
BBC NEWS 2006/07/15
Mr Ghimire said heavy rain triggered the landslide, and that the hilly terrain made the rescue effort harder. Reports say local villagers, Red Cross officials, political party activists and Maoist rebels are also helping in the search and rescue operation.