3 August 2014

Rain hampers search for over 100 missing in Nepal

Nepalese men walk on mud and slush as they search for survivors at the site of a landslide in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said.
Fresh rainfall was hampering a search Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup.
Police said eight bodies have been recovered so far, but villagers say more than 100 people were thought to have been buried by the landslide that engulfed houses in Mankha village, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, on Saturday.