Kathmandu (dpa) – Seven people were killed in Nepal’s far-western
district of Kalikot when a house collapsed after 24 hours of
continuous rain, media reported Tuesday.
The three-storey house came down Monday night, burying alive three
sleeping members of the resident family and four members of a
visiting family, Kantipur Television reported.
The wife of the house owner and a guest, who were also buried,
Rescuers had to walk 25 kilometers from the nearest police station
to reach the site.
The casualties were the latest in a series of deaths caused by
“Some 247 deaths in natural calamities have been recorded in Nepal
in the last four months,” said Rudra Prasad Khadka, joint secretary
at the Home Ministry. “We are yet to assess the number of those
Hundreds die and thousands are displaced every year in flash
floods, landslides and collapsing houses caused by incessant rainfall
in the Himalayan nation during the monsoon season from June to