Landslides near Nepal’s Annapurna trek route kill at least 30

ABC.net reports on deadly landslides in Nepal:

Deadly landslides have recently struck villages in Nepal near the nation's popular Annapurna trekking circuit. Image credit: taesmileland on freedigitalphotos.net

Deadly landslides have recently struck villages in Nepal near the nation’s popular Annapurna trekking circuit.
Image credit: taesmileland on freedigitalphotos.net

“Landslides triggered by torrential rain in Nepal have swept through villages, killing at least 30 people close to the nation’s most popular trekking circuit, home ministry officials have said.

The landslides struck the villages near the resort town of Pokhara, 125 kilometres west of Kathmandu, shortly after midnight on Thursday.

In the village of Lumle about half of the homes were buried or destroyed by a torrent of mud and rocks.”

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