Heavy Rain Causes Landslides, Killing 17 in Nepal


17 people died in Nepal after landslides were caused by heavy rain.

The landslides happened in various locations throughout the Sudurpaschim province’s Achham district.

An official reported on Saturday that in the previous 24 hours, at least 17 people have died in landslides in western Nepal brought on by heavy rain.

The Sudurpaschim province’s Achham district, which has been severely impacted by floods brought on by nonstop rain for the past few days, experienced landslides in various locations throughout the district.

At least 17 people have been confirmed dead in landslides in the district, which is located about 450 kilometers (281 miles) west of the capital city of Kathmandu, according to acting chief district officer Dipesh Rijal.

Eleven victims of the incidents were airlifted to the Surkhet district for medical attention.

According to the official, three people are missing as a result of the landslides.

He continued, “Nepal Police personnel have been mobilized, and rescue operations are underway to look for the missing persons.”

According to the official, there could be an increase in casualties, and the Bhimdutta Highway, which connects seven districts in the province, has also been affected by the disaster.

The incidents have had an impact on communication services in Achham as well.

In Nepal’s mountainous regions, particularly between June and September, floods and landslides frequently happen.