Eighteen bodies have been recovered at Jugal Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district while 21 people are still missing, after a massive landslide.
The disaster struck early morning on Friday (Aug 14), the falling hill damaged 37 houses in the Lidi village of nearly 170 houses.
Among the 18 who died were 11 children, four women and three men, Superintendent of Police Prajwol Maharjan, chief of the District Police Office in Sindhupalchowk, told Xinhua on Saturday evening.
The search for missing people continues Sunday with officers from the Nepal Police, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Army along with local people. A nearby hill is also showing signs of movement, there are 25 homes below this hill.
The village which suffered devastation from the landslide is one of the settlements identified by the Nepali government as having been in risk of landslide.
According to the National Reconstruction Authority, a government body established to coordinate the reconstruction efforts after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the village is on the list of the settlements that needs protection but does not need relocation.
There are 327 such settlements across the country which require protection.