Six killed in Nepal landslide
At least six people were killed Saturday after a massive landslide hit a remote village In Nepal.
Caused by continuous rain since Thursday, the landslide that hit Mankha village in Sindupalchowk district, has also blocked Sunkoshi River, Xinhua reported.
"The death toll might rise as many others have gone missing under the mud," a rescue official said.
The landslide occurred at 3.00 a.m. and has created a large pond in the area, posing new threat for the villagers.
Local administration offices in the region said as many as two dozen houses have been swept away while the Araniko Highway, one of the shortest and busiest routes that connects Nepal with Tibet has also been buried.
"The administration has been planning different measures to open the river blockade and release the water from blocked river," Chief District Officer Gopal Prasad Parajuli said.
"We are also discussing on dropping a bomb from a NA chopper and start the water flow."
(Posted on 02-08-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:
TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS: