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22 more people have perished in a landslide in western Nepal.

Officials said on Sunday that rescuers in Nepal battled against torrential downpours to extricate bodies from the rubble of homes buried by a landslide that claimed 22 lives and injured 10 more.

The most recent disaster took place in Achham district, which is located about 450 kilometres (281 miles) west of Kathmandu, the nation’s capital.

In the Himalayan nation’s hilly terrain, flash floods and landslides are frequent occurrences, particularly during the yearly monsoon rains between June and September.

According to government statistics, landslides and flash floods have claimed the lives of at least 70 people this year, while 13 more have gone missing across the nation.

In Achham, volunteers, police officers, and military rescuers were searching for the missing. Authorities found the body of a fisherman who had perished in the overflowing Geta river in the neighbouring Kailali district.

According to Yagya Raj Joshi, a local administrator in Kailali, roughly 1,500 flood-related evacuees were being housed in public structures.

Images of farmland covered in floodwaters, a collapsed suspension bridge, and locals trudging through chest-deep water were shown on local media.