Landslide and massive flood kills eight persons in Nepal

A huge landslide and flood triggered by torrential rains in Nepal on Friday killed at least eight persons, including three of a family while more than 3,000 people were displaced, prompting deployment of the army for rescue and relief operations.

The landslide hit the Bhaktapur district on Thursday night and swept away the home of the family while they were asleep. The bodies of the victims have been pulled out of the debris, police said. Two persons were killed in Rupandehi, one each in Kapilvastu, Baglung and jhapa districts.

Parts of Bhaktapur Municipality have been submerged due to the flood on the Hanumante river following continuous downpour for the past three days. PTI

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