Spanish trekker, 3 Nepalese guides killed in Nepal landslide

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Spanish trekker and three Nepalese guides were killed Thursday and 14 other people were injured when they were hit by a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Nepal's northern mountains, officials said.

Government administrator Narayan Prasad Bhatta said the landslide occurred near Kerauja village, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, the capital. The injured were airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu, where 10 were admitted.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released. They were on a trekking trail heading toward Mount Manaslu.

Bhatta said rescue efforts were delayed because of bad weather and helicopters reached the victims hours after the landslide. The area is not accessible to cars.

Trekking season in Nepal begins in September, when the monsoon rainy season normally ends. However, this year it has continued to rain.
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