Landslide kills 9 from same family in Nepal
20 June 2014, 10:05
Katmandu, Nepal - Police official says a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall has buried a house in a west Nepal village, killing nine members of the same family.
Police official Nishant Shrivastav said Friday that the landslide buried the house around midnight in Aglung village, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of the capital, Katmandu.
Rescuers were able to pull out all the bodies from the debris. The grandparents were living in the same house with their children and grandchildren.
Monsoon season began this month in Nepal and will continue until September. Landslides are common during the rainy season in Nepal which is mostly covered by mountain terrain.