Last Updated: Saturday, August 9, 2014

Landslide in Jiri, Dolakha claims 4 lives

A landslide in Jiri, Dolakha district of Nepal has claimed lives of at least four people and injured eight others, The Himalayan Times reported.

Injured people are having treatment at Charikot District and a hospital in Jiri. Landslide occureed around 1am Saturday morning.

Landslide has also blocked the Jiri-Those road section, the local Police said.


Photo: Jiri Landslide/Shiva Basnet via Setopati

Heavy rainfall triggered the landslide near Bus park area of Lincon Bazaar in Jiri. The landslide that occurred from a height of 20 meters has swept away the hotels, shops and other private properties of Panch Tahara, eKantipur has written.

Earlier, 10 were killed in a landslide at Fachayang, Syabun-3 of Sankhuwasabha on Monday.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 9, 2014