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Five dead, three missing in Parbat landslides


PARBAT:- Five persons died and three others are missing in different incidents of landslides in Parbat district.
Two persons were found dead and three others of a single family went missing in a landslide occurred at Durlung of Kushma Municipality-3 following a heavy rain last night.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shivaraj Budhathoki shared that bodies of 15-year-old Bimala Poudel and 11-year-old Binita Poudel were recovered from the site.
DSP Budhathoki added a search for those missing people is ongoing.
Likewise, police recovered dead bodies of Durga Poudel, 35, and her 6-year-old son Ganesh in a landslide at Pakuwa in Kushma Municipality-11.
Similarly, Thuli Maya Thapa, 50, of Ambot village in Modi Rural Municipality-5 also died in a landslide.
Police said that heavy rain occurred in the district could have wrecked havoc in other areas too but further reports have not received so far.
Meanwhile, the Helambu Highway is obstructed due to landslides occurred after rain and floods taking place since last night in Sindhupalchowk district.
A landslide is taking place at Ratopaharo area of Phatakshila in Melamchi Municipality-13 obstructing the vehicular movement along the highway.

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