Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal

By Heather Farish

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Date Published: 1/30/2016 6:27:00 AM
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Landslide on Bhote Koshi river in Nepal

In August 2014, a huge landslide 500 metres wide, blocked the Bhote Koshi river in Nepal, forming a huge dam behind it. Although this dam broke naturally after more than a month, a smaller dam still remains behind it. This landslide destroyed many houses and more than 150 people lost their life. This landslide also blocked the main road linking Nepal with China that passes through Tibet, for bout 6 months.

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