2 police personnel killed, 2 missing in Khanikhola landslide

2 police personnel killed, 2 missing in Khanikhola landslide

CHITWAN, June 23: Two police personnel were killed and two are still missing when a police van was swept away by a landslide at around 1 am at Khanikhola along Narayangadh-Muglin road in Chitwan district on Thursday night.

Police have recovered the bodies Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) at Area Police Office, Muglin Nischal Tamang, 29, and police van driver Deepak Kumar Maskey, 30.

Tamang originally hails from Khaniya rural municipality -4 of Dhading district and Maskey from Haraiya-6 of Bara district.

According to SP Deepak Thapa, the dead bodies were found stuck in the landslide in between the river and road.

Driver Maskey and ASI Tamang were in the front seats of the vehicle.

Police personnel Sandeep Karki and Leela Bahadur Chepang are still missing and search operation is underway.

It is informed that police van (Na 1 Jha 1390) along with two SLR guns were also buried in the landslide.

Meanwhile, the landslide also swept away a truck (Na 5 Kha 7827) into the Trishuli river. Assistant driver, Sanu Bholan of Manahari of Makawanpur district, 19 sustained injuries in the accident.