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Landslide kills 9 from same family in Nepal

June 20, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall buried a house in a west Nepal village, killing nine members of the same family, police said Friday.

Police official Nishant Shrivastav said the landslide buried the house around midnight in Aglung village, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of the capital, Katmandu.

Rescuers were able to pull out all the bodies from the debris. The grandparents were living in the same house with their children and grandchildren.

Three others were swept away by a flash flood in neighboring Pyuthan district, police official Bhanu Bhakta Gurung said. A mother and her two daughters were killed.

Monsoon season began this month in Nepal and will continue until September. Landslides and flooding are common during the rainy season in Nepal.

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