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Muglin-Narayangadh road obstructed

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CHITWAN — The Narayagadh-Mugling road has been obstructed due to a landslide at Ghumaune in ward no. 29 of Bharatpur metropolis.

The landslide occurred at 6:00 in the morning today, while incessant rainfall continues, local traffic police chief Bed Prasad Gautam said. It will take some hours before the road resumes for traffic.

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Overnight rain led to the mudslide in the newly expanded section of the road. As a result, passengers have been stranded on the road, with vehicles heading to Kathmandu and Pokhara from Chitwan and vice-versa stopped on the way.

Traffic had been halted for five hours due to a landslide at the same location on last Thursday.

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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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