Bajhang, May 22
A person, who was collecting yarsagumba, a high-value fungus used for medicinal purposes, died in an avalanche at Dhanshera of Surma rural municipality-2 in Bajhang district on Sunday.
The identity of the dead one is not ascertained as yet.
According to Assistant Chief District Officer Satya Kumari Joshi, two persons are missing while two others have sustained injuries in the avalanche.
Joshi adds that a team of police personnel from the Nepal Police and Armed Police Force has moved to the site.
Earlier this month, at least four persons died in a similar incident in the Darchula district of Sudurpaschim.