CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Muglin road section caved in near Gaighat in Chitwan on Wednesday forcing one-way vehicular movement along the road secrion.
According to Information Officer of Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project, Engineer Shiva Khanal, the 30-metre long and seven-metre wide road surface, located at a distance of 17 kilometres from Chitwan, that started caving in on Tuesday has fallen in one metre deep this morning.
The road section has collapsed up to the middle part, including two-metre unpaved road, opposite of hillside, he said. A huge landslide occurred in the area on Tuesday evening, resulting in the cave-in.
He said that a team of technicians has been called from Kathmandu to find out the cause of the cave-in.
The other half of the road along which one-way vehicular movement has been operated is also under the risk of caving in.
It is assumed that the cave-in may have occurred due to damage in the soil and rock anchoring, which was placed there in 2003.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
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.
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.