Landslides block various major roads in Nepal

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Kathmandu, August 1

Landslides have blocked various major roads in different parts of Nepal.

Araniko Highway connecting Kathmandu with the Chinese border of Tatopani has been obstructed after a road section caved in at Daklang, Bhotekoshi rural municipality-4 of the Sindhupalchok district at around 5:15 am today.

The District Police Office says efforts are underway to repair the road in coordination with the Department of Roads.

In a similar case, landslides at Lahachok, Ghachok and Hemja along the Pokhara-Baglung road have obstructed the road.

Likewise, a landslide in the Anbukhaireni rural municipality-4 of the Tanahun district briefly obstructed the traffic movement along the Prithvi Highway this morning. Security personnel have been successful to resume one-way traffic along the road now and efforts are underway to resume the full-fledged movement.

The Narayangadh-Muglin road in Chitwan has also seen a similar fate from this morning.

Similarly, the Beni-Jomsom road has been obstructed by a landslide at Naunibagar, Annapurna rural municipality-2 of the Myagdi district.

Officials have suggested avoiding these roads if the public has to travel in these regions.

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