One dead, seven missing in Nepal monsoon flood
The annual monsoon rains in the Himalayan nation revitalises farms and waterways but also triggers deadly landslides and floods.
Officials said a landslide caused by the monsoon deluge blocked a river, which then burst and sent a flood of water downstream late Tuesday, inundating a settlement in Sindhupalchowk district near the capital Kathmandu.
Rescuers from the police and army rescued at least 60 people, officials added, using helicopters for difficult-to-reach areas.
The river started swelling suddenly on Tuesday evening, locals told AFP.
"None of the residents have slept tonight, we haven't slept at all looking at this terrifying situation," resident Sailesh Khadka said.
"It all happened after 8pm or 9pm at night."
"We are also sending relief materials to the affected but the weather is making the process difficult," Tamang said.
Heavy rains were forecast for at least the next two days, the weather bureau said.
The number of deadly floods and landslides has increased in recent years in Nepal. Experts say climate change and more road construction could be triggering the deadly disasters.