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10 more people killed in landslides across Nepal, total 54 deaths

Kathmandu, July 12: At least ten people were killed on Sunday in landslides caused by incessant rains across Nepal, taking the total number of fatalities due to landslips to 54 in last three days.
Landslides and floods triggered by continuous heavy rains for the past three days have hit 19 districts across Nepal.
Seven persons were killed in Myagdi, two in Jajarkot and one in Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday, according to Home Ministry sources.
In total, fifty-four people have been killed and 39 are missing due to landslides in different parts of the country in the past 72 hours, an official at the Home Ministry said.
About 40 people have sustained injuries.
At least 11 people are missing after a massive landslide triggered by incessant rainfall swept away eight houses in Nepal’s eastern Sankhuwasabha district.
The Nepal government has mobilised the Army and the police to carry out rescue operations. (PTI)