KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A small plane crash, a bus accident and a landslide that swept away dozens of houses have left at least 128 people feared dead in Nepal, including an American, 13 Germans and a Briton, police said Thursday.
The tragedies come as the poor Himalayan nation struggles with annual monsoon rains that have killed more than 500 people in the past month.
On Thursday, a Canadian-built Twin Otter carrying 13 Germans, an American, a Briton and three crew members slammed into a hillside as it approached the western resort town of Pokhara, killing everyone on board, Pokhara police chief Kumar Koirala said. Thirteen bodies have been recovered so far, he said.
Also in western Nepal, a bus driver was trying to pass another vehicle on a mountain highway Thursday when he lost control, sending the bus into the rain-swollen Trishuli River. The 45 people on board were feared dead, police official Shyam Gharti said.
In eastern Nepal, rescuers used army helicopters Thursday to reach a mountain village where a landslide is feared to have killed at least 65 people.
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