Nepal ends landslide search, counts 156 as dead

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A cloud of dust rises as loose earth moves down a slope at the site of a landslide in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Dinesh Gole)
A landslide victim waits for treatment at a hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Indian rescuers move villagers living along the Kosi River to safer places in Supaul disrict of Bihar state, India, Sunday, Aug.3, 2014. A massive landslide in northern Nepal, early Saturday blocked a mountain river, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages. Because of the risk of flash floods coming from Nepal, thousands of villagers have been evacuated in neighboring India's Bihar state. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)
A landslide victim waits for treatment at a hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepalese men walk on mud and slush as they search for survivors at the site of a landslide in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Dinesh Gole)
Landslide victims wait for treatment at a hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
A Nepalese Army helicopter flies over the site of a landslide during a rescue operation in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Dinesh Gole)
Nepalese security personnel gather for rescue work at the site of a landslide in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Dinesh Gole)
A landslide victim waits to receive treatment at a hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
A Nepalese woman cries as a relative injured in a landslide is treated at a hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Doctors inspect x-rays of landslide victims at a hospital in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Indian villagers living along the Kosi River close to the Nepal border walk with their cattle as they move to safer places at Birpur in Supaul disrict of Bihar state, India, Sunday, Aug.3, 2014. A massive landslide in northern Nepal, early Saturday blocked a mountain river, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages. Because of the risk of flash floods coming from Nepal, thousands of villagers have been evacuated in neighboring India's Bihar state. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)
Indian villagers who left their homes along the Kosi River looking for safer places rest at a way side relief camp at Birpur in Supaul disrict of Bihar state, India, Sunday, Aug.3, 2014. A massive landslide in northern Nepal, early Saturday blocked a mountain river, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages. Because of the risk of flash floods coming from Nepal, thousands of villagers have been evacuated in neighboring India's Bihar state. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)
Nepalese soldiers search for bodies of victims beneath the debris after a massive landslide in village Mankha, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Aug.3, 2014. Nepalese officials say there is no chance of finding any of the more than 150 people, who are believed to have been buried by the early Saturday landslide in northern Nepal. (AP Photo/Arpan Shrestha)
Nepalese security personnel gather for rescue work at the site of a landslide in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. (AP Photo/Dinesh Gole)
Indian villagers living along the Kosi River close to the Nepal border walk with their cattle as they move to safer places at Birpur in Supaul disrict of Bihar state, India, Sunday, Aug.3, 2014. A massive landslide in northern Nepal, early Saturday blocked a mountain river, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages. Because of the risk of flash floods coming from Nepal, thousands of villagers have been evacuated in neighboring India's Bihar state. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)
Nepalese soldiers search for bodies of victims beneath the debris after a massive landslide in village Mankha, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Aug.3, 2014. Nepalese officials say there is no chance of finding any of the more than 150 people, who are believed to have been buried by the early Saturday landslide in northern Nepal. (AP Photo/Arpan Shrestha)
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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal has ended the search for bodies buried in a massive landslide over the weekend after recovering few of the 156 victims.

Government administrator Gopal Parajuli said Wednesday all 156 people on the official list are being declared dead. Only 33 bodies have been recovered.

Families of those killed would be given 40,000 rupees ($410) as relief.

The landslide Saturday morning crushed dozens of houses in the village of Mankha, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu.

It also blocked a mountain river, causing it to back up and form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep away several villages.

The army used explosives to widen the channel where water was flowing out of the lake.

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