5 killed by more landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal – death toll rises to 175 since May

Five people including three children were killed in two landslides in Nepal, raising to 175 the toll of dead since the monsoon season began in May, a home ministry official said on Saturday. A 30-year-old woman and her three children, aged between 10 months and nine years, were killed when a landslide triggered by heavy rains swept their house away in Gulmi district in the west of the Himalayan nation on Friday, Murari Wasti said. One person was killed in another landslide in Sunsari district in east Nepal.

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