No hope of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide, says official

August 04, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

KATHMANDU: Rescuers yesterday ruled out finding any more survivors of a landslide in northeast Nepal feared to have buried at least 100 people under tonnes of mud and rocks.

Nine bodies have been pulled from the rubble after the landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains smashed into hamlets along a river in Sindhupalchok district before dawn on Saturday, an official said. “It has been over 24 hours that people would have been buried in mud. We have no hope of finding anyone alive,” government disaster management head Yadav Prasad Koirala said.

“We recovered one more dead body, bringing our toll up to nine people,” he said after returning from the site.