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Highways obstructed after incessant rainfall across Nepal

A street in Biratnagar is inundated after three days of rain in July 2019.

Kathmandu, July 12

Major highways of the country have been obstructed since Thursday due to floods and landslides.

The BP Highway has been blocked due to the deposition of landslide debris at Golanjor and Sunkoshi rural municipality of Sindhuli district, the District Police Office says.

The Mid-Hill Highway also remains obstructed due to a landslide at Golanjor rural municipality. The District Traffic Police Office is coordinating with the chairman of the rural municipality regarding removing the landslide debris and bringing the road into operation.

Vehicles going towards various destinations have been stranded due to this. Incessant rain has been occurring in Sindhuli now and there are no reports of any untoward incidents so far in the district, the District Police Office says.

People living in Marin, Kamala and Chadaha areas have been asked to take precaution as these are flood-prone areas.

Similarly, only one-way traffic has been allowed on the Palpa-Butwal section of the Siddhartha Highway after it was obstructed by a landslide triggered by the rain.

Continuous rain for three days triggered a landslide near Siddhababa on Thursday evening and at Kerabari area on Friday morning. The mudslide has deposited debris along with large boulders on the road, the District Police Office in Palpa says.

The Rudrabeni-Bamitaksar road in Gulmi district has also been obstructed due to a landslide triggered by the continuous rainfall.

Vehicular movement on the road was halted since Thursday night due to the deposition of landslide debris on the road. The landslide occurred at Daharekhola.

Hundreds of passengers and scores of vehicles are stranded due to the obstruction of one of the busiest roads in the district. Efforts are on to remove the landslide debris and open the road for traffic.


Published on July 12th, Friday, 2019 3:36 PM


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