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26 killed in Nepal landslides

Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and scores others were missing after landslides hit western Nepal, a media report said on Thursday.

The authorities said that 20 people were killed and 36 have gone missing in Kaski district after landslides triggered by incessant rainfall on Wednesday night.

In a statement, the Nepal Army said that it has deployed personnel for search and rescue operations in the district.

A total of 27 houses were also buried in the district, a police official said.

The local highway has been blocked and a bridge collapsed which is making it difficult for search and rescue teams to reach some parts of the district.

In Myagdi district, landslides have claimed six lives.

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