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31 Aug 2020 | 04:07 PM UTC

Nepal: Landslide triggered by monsoon rains kills ten in Kalikot district August 30

Nepal News Alert

Landslide during monsoon rains kills ten people in Kalikot district (Karnali province) on August 30; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/31/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/2/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kathmandu). COUNTRY/REGION Kalikot district (Karnali province), Karnali province

Event

A landslide during monsoon rains killed at least ten people and injured several others in Kalikot district (Karnali province) on Sunday, August 30. Several people were trapped under rubble after four houses collapsed in Tifaluga municipality's Nagma Bazaar area.

Disruptions to transportation are likely in the vicinity of the incident as emergency services continue rescue and recovery efforts. Further rainfall and associated flooding, landslides, and disruptions are possible in the region over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding and those prone to landslides, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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