Three persons have died in a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall in Dhakalbari of Durlung, in Kusma municipality 3 Saturday night. Six others have gone missing after being buried under the rubble.
The deceased have been identified as Tul Bahadur Thapa, 58, his wife Min Kumari Thapa and grand-daughter Bibisha Thapa. Their bodies were recovered during a search and rescue mission by security persons.
Three others also in Tul Bahadur's house and three more inside the house of Kamala BK are missing. A search has begun to find them since early Sunday morning. It had been stopped at 1:00 am after heavy rainfall obstructed the effort, according to Parbat Police.
Nepal Police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force personnel joined the locals in the rescue work since the landslide struck on the village from above the hills, Inspector Buddi Subedi said.
The landslide was triggered by the heavy rainfall that took place for almost two hours on Saturday evening. Livestock inside the two houses are also believed to have perished in the incident, ward chair of Kusma-3 Tej Prasad Padhya said.