Two persons have been buried under debris of a landslide, along with an excavator, in Ruby Valley of Dhading, on Friday.

The driver of the excavator, a resident of Sindhupalchowk district, and the assistant driver Jojo Tamang from Ruby Valley-5, were working at the Dhadingbesi Sangkosh Tipling Somdang road construction site when the landslide occurred in Ataakhola, Ruby Valley-2, at around 6 pm, informed Chair of the RM, Prashant Tamang.

The two have gone missing since yesterday.

Despite launching immediate rescue attempts and mobilisation of personnel for searching the missing, the two could not be located as further rainfall in the nighttime caused more landslide and disrupted communication medium as well, shared Tamang.

The police used internal communication system in a bid to update concerned personnel about the search operation while the team from Setung-based police unit stayed at the incident site, informed Chief of District Police Office Dhading, Superintendent of Police Mahendra Khadka.