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Nepal landslide victims ‘will never be found’

Authorities say there is “no chance” of finding 159 people believed missing and buried by a landslide in Nepal’s north.

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

There is no chance of finding more than 150 people who are believed to have been buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, an official said on Sunday, as rescuers struggled to dig through piles of rock, mud and trees.

Rescuers have so far recovered only eight bodies since the landslide early Saturday blocked a mountain river, the Sunkoshi, causing the water to form a lake that threatenend to burst and sweep several villages. Fresh rainfall on Sunday hampered search attempts.

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