Landslide blocks Siddhicharan highway

Gainghat, Sept 12: Vehicular movement along Katari – Dhurmi section under the Siddhicharan highway has been obstructed in wake of landslides triggered by torrential downpour at Lekhani VDC – 2 and upper portion of the Ghurmi Bazaar.

District Police Office (DPO), Udayapur said the transportation came to a grinding halt after a landslide struck the upper road section of Ghurmi Bazaar on Sunday afternoon.

A team of police from Area Police Office, Katari including locals had cleared the landslide debris by 9 pm but another landslide struck this morning at Betani area of Lekhani VDC – 2 blocking the highway.

The vehicles plying the Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga and Khotang routes have been stranded following the landslides.

The police have started work for clearing the obstruction, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Om Rana, of District Police Office, Udayapur. RSS

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