Rescuers gather around the site in Dhading district, on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Photo: Keshav Adhikari

DHADING: Two persons, who were reported missing for the last five days in a landslip at Hindung in Rubyvalley Rural Municipality-4 of Dhading district, were found dead today, police said.

District Police Office Dhading ascertained the deceased as 45-year-old Narbu Tamang and 18-year-old Dhan Bahadur Tamang.

Earlier, the duo had gone to a nearby jungle to graze their cattle. However, they reportedly lost contact since Sunday morning as landslip hit the cave they were sheltering in after heavy snowfall in the area.

Subsequently, a rescue team under the command of APF Inspector Laxman Bahadur Basnet was deployed in the area. Finally, after four days, the team found the dead bodies trapped in the debris, informed APF Dhadingbesi Battalion, Chief Darshan Giri.

A generator powered vibrator was used to crack big rocks to locate the victims, Giri added. Along with the locals, 30 security personnel carried out the rescue mission.

Meanwhile, 4 livestock out of 260 buried in the debris were rescued alive by the team.