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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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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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