Landslide triggered by rain kills at least 11 in Nepal
15 September 2020 | 1:53 pm
A rain-triggered landslide in central Nepal leaves at least 11 people dead and scores missing on Sunday.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the leader of the Maoist communist party, was backed by over half of the newly elected lower house of Parliament.
After searching for close to 10 days, rescuers called off the operation when the body of a boy, the last missing person, was unearthed. A total of 11 children died in the landslide.
In Nepal, at least three mothers die every day while giving birth. The Himalayan nation has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. The far west of the country is one of the worst affected regions. For a simple check-up or ultrasound, some women have to walk for hours.
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State-run TV has shown footage of smoke billowing up from the wreckage site following the crash near Pokhara International Airport. Nepal has been plagued by air travel safety issues for years.
It remains unclear what caused the flight to crash Sunday, Nepal's worst aviation disaster since 1992.
A Facebook live stream of the Nepal plane crash has gone viral online since Sunday; one of the passengers onboard the Yeti Airlines flight was recording the descent in Pokhara, just moments before the plane crashed. While other users online are also sharing more shocking plane crash videos that have nothing to do with the fatal Yeti Airlines flight. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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