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BAITADI: A man died after he was buried by a mound of earth at Khaditaal of Siddheshwor-3 in Baitadi on Saturday night.

The deceased has been identified as Bhawani Dutta Pant (67) of Maharudra, said DSP Mohan Prasad Pokharel of the District Police Office, Baitadi.

Pokharel said that Pant was working at a stone mine when the incident occurred.

Locals had retrieved his body from the mud following the incident.

Police said that they are investigating into the incident.