Rescue workers and residents gather to search the scene of the landslide. AFP
A landslide triggered by overnight rainfall swept through three Nepalese villages Sunday, killing at least six people while 26 were reported missing and believed to be buried by debris, officials said.
Rescuers and villagers at Sindhupalchowk district, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of the capital, Kathmandu, managed to pull out the six bodies from underneath houses and were searching for the others, government administrator Baburam Khanal said.
Landslides are common in mountainous Nepal during the monsoon season that usually ends in September.
According to the Home Ministry, monsoon-related deaths this year have reached 351 with 85 missing.
"Bridges have collapsed. Roads have collapsed. People have died... this is a catastrophe of enormous proportions," South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said, addressing a local community after inspecting the damage from the floods.
Flash floods and landslides are a common occurrence in the mountainous terrain of the Himalayan nation especially during the annual monsoon rains between June and September.
Sindh province was the worst hit where 61 people were killed and 22 others injured, the NDMA said, adding that 59 houses were also damaged in the heavy downpour.
Citing the confessional statement, the investigators said he had taken his children on a motorbike to Lulliyani Canal in District Kasur. He asked his children to pose for a selfie, but suddenly, he pushed them into the canal.
At least ten people were killed in India's state of Sikkim and 82 others, including 23 army personnel, were missing after heavy rainfall caused the glacial Lhonak lake to overflow, spurring catastrophic flooding in the region on Wednesday, officials said.
Abu Dhabi Police pointed out that the entrances, including Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Mussafah Bridge and Maqta Bridge are not allowed to use during morning rush hours only by large buses transporting workers.