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Nepal Landslides Kill 32

Landslides in northeastern Nepal killed 32 people Thursday, during heavy monsoon rains that have already claimed 332 lives in the Himalayan kingdom, authorities said.

The landslides hit five villages Thursday morning in Taplejyug, a remote mountain district, said Lekh Nath Pokhrel of Nepal's Interior Ministry.

Taplejyug is 375 miles from the capital, Katmandu.

At least 60 people were injured in the landslides, Pokhrel said.

Road links with the villages have been cut off as the highway was blocked by rocks and mud. The interior ministry has sent a helicopter and rescue workers to the affected villages.

Further details were not yet available, Pokhrel said.

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