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2 killed in Taplejung landslide

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Kathmandu, March 7

Two persons have been died after being buried by a landslide while digging a tunnel for a hydropower project in Mikwakhola rural municipality in Taplejung of eastern Nepal, on Saturday.

The victims have been identified as Santosh Baniya, 28, a resident of Okhresabu, Bhojpur, and Ambar Bahadur Kami, 22, a resident of Pokhari, in Udayapur, informs a local police station.

They were buried by the landslide that ensued while digging the tunnel for the Middle Tamor Sanima Hydropower Project in Mikwakhola-2.

Further investigation is underway.

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