2 die, 1 missing in Darchula landslides

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DADELDHURA: Two persons died and one went missing when landslides triggered by incessant rainfall buried three houses in Darchula district on Thursday.

According to the District Police Office (DPO), Darchula, the deceased have been identified as Shiva Dutta Panta (60) of Sarmeli-4 and Basanti Dhami of Malikarjun VDC of the district.

Police said that the identity of a woman of Api Municipality-1, who went missing in the incident, is yet to be ascertained.

DSP Sushil Rathor of the DPO said that a police team deployed for the rescue operation has been facing difficulties to reach the incident site due to landslides at various places.