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Landslides at 7 places along Prithvi Highway; 5 trucks buried, 2 killed

03 July 2021  

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KATHMANDU: Two people have died after a truck was buried by a landslide triggered by incessant rains at Rorang rural municipality-10, Tigharan Khani along the Prithvi Highway in Dhading district.

Five trucks have been buried by the landslides, said District Police Office, Dhading.

According to Pradesh Traffic Police Office, Ramnagar, two out of five trucks buried by the landslides has been identified as Na 8 Kha 4540 and Na 7 Kha 320.

The deceased have been identified as Birbal Praja of Chitwan Bhandara and 43-year-old Indian national Soni Devi, confirmed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

The vehicles en-route to Kathmandu from East and West have been stranded at Narayangadh and those from Kathmandu have been stuck at Muglin due to road obstructions since Thursday. There has been a long traffic of cargo trucks and passenger buses.

Due to the incessant rains, the work in regard to the removal of debris has been hit. Landslides have occurred in seven different places from Narayangadh to Kathmandu, said DPO, Dhading.

Big landslides have occurred at Satrakilo, Panchkilo, Charkilo and Jalbire of Ichchhakamana rural municipality-5, Chitwan, and at Setodobhan of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-29.

Similarly, landslides have also occurred at Setipool of Gajuri rural municipality and Benighat Rorang rural municipality along the Prithvi Highway.





Publish Date : 03 July 2021 09:33 AM

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