At least 11 killed in Nepal monsoon flooding, landslides

August 15, 2014 - 1:18:32 pm

KATHMANDU: At least 11 people were killed in landslides and flooding in Nepal, with five more missing, news reports said Friday.

Two people were killed when a landslide hit a house in Rolpa district in western Nepal on Friday, injuring three, Avenues Television reported.

Two died in a landslide caused by rain in Jajarkot district in western Nepal on Thursday. Two people were killed in another landslide in nearby Rukum district.

Also Thursday, five people were killed after being swept away by the swollen Koshi river in Morang, Sindhuli and Udaypur districts.

Five others were missing in Siraha, Udaypur and Dhanusha districts, through which the river flows into India.

The landslides and floods were caused by heavy rain since Wednesday.

The monsoon, lasting from June to September, causes floods and landslides every year, killing scores and displacing hundreds.(QNA)