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1 dead, 1 missing in Palpa landslide

Kathmandu, July 8

One man has died whereas a minor went missing as a landslide buried and destroyed six houses in Tinau rural municipality-5 of the Palpa district in western Nepal on Thursday morning.

Seven others are injured.

The deceased has been identified as Bir Bahadur Gurung. Likewise, the missing is a four-year-old son of local Puja Pariyar, inform the police.

SP Santosh Kumar Bhattarai, the chief of the District Police Office, says the security personnel are yet to reach the incident site due to other landslides obstructing the road.

Meanwhile, the Siddhartha Highway has been obstructed at various points due to the landslides.

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