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Search for those missing in landslip begins

Himalayan News Service

Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and locals searching for persons who went missing in landslides on Sunday at Rubivalley Rural Municipality, Dhading, on Monday, January 28, 2019. Photo: THT

Dhading, January 28

A rescue team has begun the search for herdsmen, who went missing in yesterday’s landslide, in Hindung of Dhading.

Forty-five-year-old Norbu Tamang and Dhan Bahadur Tamang, 18, went missing in a landslide triggered by the rupture of a massive rock yesterday morning while the duo was sheltering in a hut while grazing their herd in Hildhung of Rubi Valley Rural Municipality.

The landslip site is about two days trek from the district headquarters Dhadingbesi.

For the search of the missing men, a Nepali Army helicopter ferried a joint team of Nepal Police from Dhadingbesi and Sertung, and Armed Police Force from Kurintar and Dhadingbesi to the incident site.

“As the incident site is in a very difficult terrain, there are chances of further landslides. The rescuers have been told to do their job with caution,” said Chief District Officer Bhagirath Pande.

Besides Pande, District Coordination Committee Chief Jagannath Nepal, Armed Police Force Dhading Batallion Chief Deputy Superintendent of Police Darshan Giri returned to the headquarters after observing the incident site today.

Rubi Valley area had received snowfall from Friday through Sunday.


A version of this article appears in print on January 29, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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