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At least nine people killed in huge landslide in Nepal

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A rescue team from the Armed Police Force stands near damaged houses in the landslide area in Sindhupalchowk district August 2, 2014. A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal on Saturday has killed at least eight people, injured 40 and buried dozens of homes, officials said. The landslide created a mud dam blocking the Sunkoshi River near Jure in the Sindhupalchowk district, about 60 kms (37 miles) northeast of Kathmandu, heightening fears of downstream floods that could reach as far as Bihar in eastern India. REUTERS/Dipesh Shrestha (NEPAL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES
A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal on Saturday has killed at least eight people, injured 40 and buried dozens of homes
A Nepalese Army helicopter flies over the site of a landslide during a rescue operation in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal
Nepalese security personnel gather for rescue work at the site of a landslide in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal
Nepalese men walk on mud and slush as they search for survivors at the site of a landslide in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal
A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said
A rescue team from the Armed Police Force rescue a cow from the landslide area in Sindhupalchowk district
A rescue team from the Armed Police Force searches for victims in the landslide area in Sindhupalchowk district
A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal on Saturday has killed at least eight people, injured 40 and buried dozens of homes
A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal on Saturday has killed at least eight people, injured 40 and buried dozens of homes
A rescue team from the Armed Police Force rescues a cow from a house in the landslide area in Sindhupalchowk district
Helicopter belonging to Nepal Army land near the landslide area in Sindhupalchowk district
The landslide created a mud dam blocking the Sunkoshi River near Jure in the Sindhupalchowk district, about 60 kms (37 miles) northeast of Kathmandu, heightening fears of downstream floods that could reach as far as Bihar in eastern India
A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal on Saturday has killed at least eight people, injured 40 and buried dozens of homes
A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal on Saturday has killed at least eight people, injured 40 and buried dozens of homes
Damaged houses are pictured after the landslide in Sindhupalchowk district
An aerial view of swollen Sunkoshi River is seen after the landslide blocked the rivers from flowing in Sindhupalchowk district
A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal on Saturday has killed at least eight people, injured 40 and buried dozens of homes
A helicopter belonging to the Nepal Army hovers over the swollen Sunkoshi River after the landslide blocked the rivers from flowing in Sindhupalchowk district
A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal on Saturday has killed at least eight people, injured 40 and buried dozens of homes

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