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KATARI, UDAYPUR: The Katari-Gaighat section of the Madan Bhandari Highway has been blocked due to a landslide triggered by incessant rain.
The landslide occurred near the bridge over the Mauwasi Rivulet at Udayapurgadhi Rural Municipality-6.
Deputy Superintendent of Police at Area Police Office Katari, Rabin Karki, said the Katari-Gaighat section of the highway is fully blocked since the morning today due to the landslide.
“It is raining continuously and works for opening the road by removing landslide debris has been hampered by the incessant rain,” he said. The landslide has washed away more than 50 meters of the road.
With the disruption of the road, vehicles coming from the east have been diverted towards Bardibas via Gaighat and Lahan while the vehicles coming from the west are diverted from Katari via Mirchaiya of Siraha.