Two killed in landslide in Darjeeling Hills

The locality Bhotabhir in Darjeeling is close to Sikkim border.

Darjeeling: Two persons, including a child, were killed and five others injured in a landslide in Darjeeling hills district of West Bengal.

District Magistrate Anurag Srivastava said the landslide took place at around 5:30 AM as the boulders rolled over NH 10 where expansion work was in progress.

The locality Bhotabhir in Darjeeling is close to Sikkim border.

While two bodies were brought out from the debris, five occupants of a passing car, which had boulders heaped on it, were injured, the DM said.

The injured belonged to the family of IOC employee Nima Tamang of Sikkim and were rushed to hospital.

Police forces from both West Bengal and Sikkim were engaged in rescue work in the area along with locals.