CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Mugling road section has been obstructed due to landslides at several places along the highway.
A big landslide occurred at Ghumaune of Bharatpur Metropolitan City at 5 am today, blocking the highway, according to the District Police Office, Chitwan.
Police said that it will take four to five hours to remove the landslide debris blocking the road at the place provided there is no more land slide.
Similarly, several smaller scale mudslides have occurred at Topekhola and Jalbire along the highway. Before this, the road was opened for one-way traffic at 1.30 am today by removing the debris that had deposited on the road due to a landslide took place at Gaighat at 11.40 pm on Monday.
Police have urged for high alert in view of the possibility of landslide at any place along this section of the highway as it has been continuously raining since Monday afternoon.
The landslides have taken place at various places along the highway as the roadside has been scraped in course of the road expansion works.
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.