At least 14 people were killed and seven injured in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in western Nepal on Saturday, officials said. Rescuers continue to search for 10 more missing people. Reuters news.

Rescuers pulled the dead and injured from the silt-covered ruins of five houses buried under the ground in Asham district, about 450 kilometers west of the capital Kathmandu, police spokesman Dan Bahadur Karki said.

The injured were rushed to the nearest hospital, officials said.

Flash floods and landslides occur frequently in the mountainous regions of Nepal. The annual monsoon season occurs mostly between June and September.

According to official data, at least 48 people have been killed and 12 people have gone missing across the country in flash floods and landslides so far this year.

(September 17)