Landslides obstruct Mechi Highway


August 18, 2023


Landslides obstruct Mechi Highway

A landslide has obstructed Mechi Highway/File Photo

TAPLEJUNG: The Phungling-Kabeli section of the Mechi Highway has been blocked due to landslides triggered by incessant rain that occurred last night.

Several landslips have taken place from Sesambu to Khaharekhola section of the road. Supervisor of the Road Division Office, Ilam, Nabin Upreti said that seven landslides have occurred from Khokse to Khaharekhola section.

He said that works are ongoing to clear the landslide from early morning today. Upreti said that they are working to resume vehicular movement by today itself.

Police said that vehicles en route to Panchthar, Ilam, Jhapa and other destinations are stranded halfway after the road disruption.