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Landslide kills 12 in west Nepal

world Updated: Oct 06, 2009 12:47 IST

At least 12 people were killed and 11 houses swept away after a landslide struck Mastamandu village in western Nepal on Tuesday.

The landslide hit the village of Dadeldhura district, 525 kilometres from Kathmandu at 3 am local time flattening two houses, Deputy Superintendent of Police Chakra Bahadur Singh said.

"We have taken out five dead bodies so far from the under the debris of one house. Seven members of the other house buried by the landslide are yet to be recovered," Singh was quoted as saying by media.

The landslide struck the remote village after three days of continuous rainfall.

Deaths due to landslides are common in Nepal's remote hilly districts where houses are built under steep sloping hills.