- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nine people in two families were slain by masked assailants in their homes at night in a remote mountain village in Nepal, government official said Tuesday.

Government administrator Murari Wasti said the bodies were found Tuesday morning by neighbors. A 12-year-old girl survived with injuries.

The two families were related but lived in separate houses that were near each other.

Wasti said police had reached the scene and were investigating while government officials were also trying to reach the area.

Miklajung village is 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital, Kathmandu.

Only a dirt trail connects the village with other towns. It takes at least five hours on the mountainous dirt trail to reach the village from the district headquarters, he said.

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