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15 July 2011

Nepal landslides kill 6 people, leave 10 missing

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Landslides triggered by monsoon rains have buried parts of two remote mountainous villages in Nepal, killing six people, with 10 others believed to be buried in the debris.

The chief government administrator of Rukum district, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, says a landslide Friday buried 10 houses in Purtingkada village, located about 200 miles (320 kilometers) west of the capital, Katmandu.

Three bodies have been recovered so far. Villagers rescued five people and are searching for 10 others who are missing.

Separately on Friday, police say three people were killed and five more were injured by a landslide in Nuwakot Thanksingh village, located 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Katmandu.

Nepal's monsoon season began last month and lasts until September.

- AP