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Dozens feared killed as landslides sweep Nepal village

india Updated: Aug 28, 2006 16:06 IST
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Dozens of people were feared killed in western Nepal when a village was swept away in landslides, local media reports said here on Monday.

After the landslides, the condition of 500 villagers in Balyalta village was not known and the district administration office (DAO) feared the loss of life and property could go unexpectedly high, it quoted chief district officer of the district as saying.

Hom Nath Thapaliya, Chief District Officer of Achham, said the rescue teams with all the necessary equipment and aids have been sent to the inundated site and expressed the hope that all details would be received by this evening.

The village is in a remote area and the incessant rains created difficulties for the rescue of the villagers.

Police inspector Upendra Purush said we have received the information that 5 people are dead, and detailed reports were awaited.

The remoteness of the landslide-hit village and the incessant rains made it difficult to reach there, he said, adding a team of Nepalese army has been sent to the area from district headquarters.

Meanwhile, incessant rains in the last few days have inundated several acres of land in Terai area.