At least 11 dead after rain-triggered landslides in Nepal

The death toll in a landslide caused by torrential rains in Nepal's Sindhupalchok district has risen to at least 12, according to local media reports.
Rescue workers searching through the rubble for victims after heavy rain over the weekend slammed the Bahrabise municipality of Sindhupalchok district, about 90km north-east of Kathmandu, Nepal, causing landslides. At least 11 people were killed and
Rescue workers searching through the rubble for victims after heavy rain over the weekend slammed the Bahrabise municipality of Sindhupalchok district, about 90km north-east of Kathmandu, Nepal, causing landslides.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

At least 11 people were killed and many more reported missing in the hilly region, which borders Tibet, officials said, bringing a renewed crisis to an area hit hard by a devastating earthquake in 2015.

Many locals had only recently rebuilt their homes. As many as 20 people from Bahrabise village were missing on Sunday after 28 homes in the region were washed away on Saturday night.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2020, with the headline 'At least 11 dead after rain-triggered landslides in Nepal'. Print Edition | Subscribe