VIDEO: Landslides bury villages, kill at least 20

Landslides in a mountain area of Nepal buried three villages, killing at least 20 people on Thursday, authorities said.

Nepal's National Emergency Operation Center said the landslide was triggered by heavy rainfall in the village at Lumle, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) west of Kathmandu, where rescuers have pulled out 14 bodies.

Continuing rain was hampering the rescue.

The highway linking the village with Pokhara, the main city in the region, was blocked at several places, delaying rescuers.