Bodies of two missing in Panchthar landslide recovered

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The bodies of two persons who had gone missing in a landslide at Phalelung Rural Municipality-7 in the Panchthar district have been recovered today morning after 37 hours. Three members of a single family in the area were buried when a landslide swept away their house on Friday night, said the police.

Of them, the body of Ruplal Magar, 42, was found on Saturday morning, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Rakesh Thapa. The police launched a search for the missing ones shortly with the help of local people and an excavator.

However, Rup Lal’s uncle Dal Prasad Magar, who was also in Rup Lal’s house that night, survived the disaster by jumping off. Local people blamed the failure to complete road construction in the area before the monsoon for the landslide. (RSS)