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2 killed in Pyuthan, Nepal landslide

Landslide at Lamachaur in Pyuthan district of Nepal has claimed lives of at least two people and injured two others, local medias reported.

An engineer and a technician at Rolpa District Development Committee and two others were hit by landslide at around 7:45 am Thursday morning while travelling in a jeep.

Injured people are currently having treatment at Pyuthan hospital in Bijuwar.

Landslides have blocked the Bhalubang- Pyuthan roads at various sections. Even injured people could not be taken outside the district for treatment due to the road blockage, Nepal based Ekantipur has written quoting local Police Officers.

Meanwhile landslide has buried at least 11 houses in Solukhumbu district of eastern Nepal. The landslides also washed away the drinking water project obstructing the water supply.

In another incident, hundreds of vehicles and passengers got stranded due to landslide at Darechok near Mugling along Prithvi highway. Traffic was resumed after two hours.

Landslides are common natural disasters in mountainous Nepal during the monsoon season.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 11, 2013

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