"The state did not care" -- Nepal landslide victim
Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 00:53
A huge landslide buries dozens of homes near the Sunkoshi River in Nepal, killing at least eight people and prompting fears of flash flooding. Gavino Garay reports.
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A massive landslide in northeastern Nepal kills at least 8 people and buries dozens of homes.
It's created a mud damn blocking the Sunkoshi river, prompting fears of flash flooding.
Officials are calling on residents downstream to evacuate while they still can.
40 people were injured in the mudslide that was triggered by heavy rainfall.
One victim says not enough is being done to help those in harm's way.
(SOUNDBITE) (Nepali) LANDSLIDE VICTIM, DURGA LAL SHRESTHA, SAYING:
"All of a sudden, it came and still the Sunkoshi River is flowing. Lots of houses were gutted, the state did not care."
The injured have been taken by Army helicopters for treatment in Kathmandu. Among those is a Belgian national.
Search and rescue operations are still underway in the affected area.
Nepal has warned India to remain alert in case the floodgates along Nepal's borders need to be opened.
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