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Nepal: At least three dead, over two dozen people missing in landslide

A team of Nepal Army personnel have reached the site for the search and rescue operation

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Nepal | landslide | Nepal eathquake

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Rishikesh-Gangotri National Highway (NH-94) blocked near Narendra Nagar following a landslide triggered due to heavy rainfall in the area, in Dehradun on Tuesday.
Around 20 to 25 people are missing after the landslide swept away nine houses at Bhirkharka area in the district. Representative Image

At least three people lost their lives and more than two dozen others went missing due to a in Barhabise Rural Municipality-7 of Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district last night, following heavy rainfall.

Around 20 to 25 people are missing after the swept away nine houses at Bhirkharka area in the district, Nim Phinjo Sherpa, chairman of Barhabise Rural Municipality, was quoted as saying by Republica.

The exact details of the losses are yet to be ascertained.

"We have received information that nine houses have been destroyed. We fear that 20 to 25 people are missing. We are yet to receive the exact details of the losses," Sherpa told Republica over the phone.

He said he is currently on his way to the site.

A team of Army personnel have reached the site for the search and rescue operation. A delegation of Police personnel is expected to reach the area shortly.

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First Published: Sun, September 13 2020. 09:24 IST
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