Environment

Nepal landslides kill 11 after heavy rains

Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed 11 people in western Nepal on Tuesday, including a teenage boy and four young girls, police said. An overnight downpour sent mud and stones hurtling down the slopes of the hilly district of Pyuthan, burying two houses in two different villages around dawn. ‘Eight people from two different families were found dead after their ...

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Deluge turns grim in Kurigram marooning 60,000

Onrush of water from the upstream and incessant rainfall have turned the flood situation worse in six upazilas of Kurigram district, rendering more than 60,000 people marooned, UNB reports. The affected upazilas are Kurigran Sadar, Nageshwari, Ulipur, Chilmari, Roumari and Razibpur. According to the district’s Water Development Board (WDB), more than 150 villages have gone under water following increase in ...

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