Landslide Kills 30 Near Popular Trekking Route in Nepal

Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through villages on Thursday, killing at least 30 people close to Nepal's most popular trekking circuit, officials said.
The landslides struck near the resort town of Pokhara, 77 miles west of Kathmandu shortly after midnight.
In the village of Lumle about half of the homes were buried or destroyed by a torrent of mud and rocks.
Soldiers and policemen, working in heavy rain, used shovels and food bowls to search for nine missing villagers because they did not have any mechanical gear to help with the rescue.