Taplejung landslide: three still missing

Search for those missing in the landslide that occurred at Mehele of Sidingba rural municipality-6 in Taplejung on June 18 is underway.

Locals and police personnel have been carrying out searches for the missing ones. The landslide that occurred on Saturday had swept away four persons including three members of a single family.

Of them, one was found dead on Sunday morning while three members of a single-family—Bhagimaya Budha Chhetri, 63, her daughter-in-law Sandhya, 30 and grandson Prajjwal, nine, are still missing, according to a Spokesperson of the District Police Office, Taplejung, Kushum Ram Karki.

According to the District Police Office, Keshar Bahadur Rai, 67, of Mehele and his son were found dead in a landslide on Sunday morning.

Similarly, injured Raj Kumar Rai, 45, has been airlifted to Neuro Hospital, Biratnagar, on a chopper of the Nepali Army this morning for further treatment from Panchthar district hospital, according to the District Disaster Management Committee.


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