250 people feared missing after mudslide in Nepal

An official says 250 people are believed missing following a mudslide and avalanche in an isolated village in rural Nepal not far from the epicenter

Officials say 250 people are missing after heavy rain and snow caused a mudslide in an isolated village in Nepal.

Officials say 250 people are missing after heavy rain and snow caused a mudslide in an isolated village in Nepal. (4/28/15)

GORKHA, Nepal (AP) - An official says 250 people are believed missing following a mudslide and avalanche in an isolated village in rural Nepal not far from the epicenter of Saturday's powerful earthquake.

District official Gautam Rimal says heavy snow had been falling Tuesday near the village, Ghodatabela. He said officials received initial reports of the disaster by phone but then lost contact.

The village, about a 12-hour walk from the nearest town, is along a popular trekking route, but it was not clear if the missing included trekkers.

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