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Narayangadh–Muglin road opened for two-way traffic

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CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Muglin road has been opened for two-way traffic after the landslide debris deposited at Charkilo was cleared after 34 hours of its occurrence. Thelandslide had occurred at Charkilo at 1.30 pm on Tuesday, blocking the road.

The road was opened for one-way traffic at 6.30 pm on Tuesday and it has been opened for two-way traffic since 11.45 today, the District Police Office, Chitwan stated.

Smaller landslides had also occurred at Satra Kilo, Gaighat, Ghumaune, Naukilo, among other places along the road. The landslide debris at these places had been cleared off on Tuesday itself.

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Engineer at the Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project, Shiva Khanal, said that a huge landslide had occurred at Charkilo and it took long time to remove the landslide debris.

According to him, soil and big boulders dropped from 100 metres above the road and deposited on 100 metres stretch of the highway.

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15-year-old drowns in Koshi River

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SAPTARI- A boy drowned in the Koshi River while taking a bath today at Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality-5 in Saptari.

Abinash Yadav, 15, the son of Jayanand Yadav, of Bhokraha-3, Sunsari who had been at his maternal uncle’s home to celebrate the Dashain died in the incident.

The incident site lies in a distance of half an hour walk from his maternal uncle’s home at Dalawa of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality-14.

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Though his cousin and aunt were together with him at the time of tragedy, their attempts to save him became unsuccessful, the family members said.

Following the tragedy, the child’s maternal aunt Pinki Yadav and grandmother Dhaneshwori fainted and are being treated at the Rajbiraj-based Gajendra Narayan Singh Zonal Hospital in an unconscious condition.

Meanwhile, the body of a woman around 65 years of age was found stuck between the entrance number 51 and 52 of the Koshi barrage, the area police office, Kanchanrup said. The body is yet to be identified and it has been kept at the Zonal Hospital.

 

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