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Landslides obstruct Narayangadh-Muglin road

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CHITWAN — Vehicular movement along Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been disrupted since early Tuesday morning after landslides occurred at various places.

The rain-triggered landslides have occurred at more than 16 places including the massive ones at Jalbire and Charkilo, obstructing the transportation since 1:30 am today, according to the Chitwan District Police Office.

The landslide also took place in Kalikhola and Jalbire of Ichhakamana rural municipality-6

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No human casualties have been reported.

It would take about 8 to 10 hours to resume the traffic after removing the piles of landslide debris from the road,according to Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project, Engineer Shiva Khanal. The clearing of road would be undertaken once the rain stops, Khanal said.

Thousands of passengers are stranded as hundreds of vehicles en route to Kathmandu and Pokhara have been stopped at Ramnagar, Chitwan while the vehicles from Kathmandu and Pokhara towards Chitwan have been stopped at Muglin.

 

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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