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Landslide obstructs Kathmandu-Hetauda road

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HETAUDA — Kathmandu-Hetauda road under the Madan Bhandari Highway has been disrupted by a landslide triggered by a rain last night at Manebhanjgyan and Sukaura dam of Sisneri.

Passenger buses and other vehicles heading to Hetauda from Kathmandu have been stuck midway, stranding hundreds of passengers.

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A team of technicians along with a dozer has been sent to the affected site to clear debris, and the road would be cleared till today noon, said Chief District Officer Chakra Bahadur Buda.

Likewise, one-way traffic has been allowed following clearance of Hetauda-Kathmandu road under the Tribhuvan Highway that was obstructed by a landslide caused by a rain last night at Mahavir and Satghumti.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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