Katmandu, Nepal • Nepal on Wednesday ended its search for bodies buried in a massive landslide over the weekend after recovering few of the 156 victims.
"We will not look for any more bodies, instead we will be focusing on helping those people who lost their homes and belongings but survived," said Gopal Parajuli, the chief government administrator in the area.
All 156 people on the official list are being declared dead. Only 33 bodies have been recovered.
The families of the each of those killed would be given 40,000 rupees ($410) as immediate relief, he said.
The landslide Saturday morning crushed dozens of houses in the village of Mankha, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal's capital.