Comments Share KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again.The landslide before dawn Sunday dammed up the Kaligandaki River and created a lake 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) long. Thousands of villagers fled their homes, fearing flash floods. It happened in an area north of Beni Bazaar, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of the capital, Kathmandu. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Four benefits of having a wireless security system Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Overnight, the river washed away rocks and other debris, and by Monday morning, river was flowing at its normal level, said government administrator Tek Bahadur K.C.The landslide was not caused by an aftershock to major earthquakes that struck Nepal on April 25 and May 12, which together killed nearly 8,700 people and injuring 16,800 others.In 2012, dozens of people were killed when an avalanche held back the nearby Seti River, which then burst through the snow blockage and sent water gushing through villages along its banks.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. People gather at the site of a landslide north of Beni Bazaar, Nepal, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in northwest Nepal on Sunday after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, officials said. (AP Photo/M.B. Astha) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How do cataracts affect your vision?