Landslide blocks traffic at Rasuwagadhi-Syaphru road

- Post Report, RASUWA

Sep 14, 2016-

A massive landslide struck Bridim VDC-1 in Rasuwa on Sunday night, disrupting the vehicular movement along Rasuwagadhi-Syaphrubesi road. 

Trucks carrying goods from Kerung in China have been stranded at Timure and Rasuwagadhi after the landslide. 

Huge boulders have landed on the road, burying nearly 300 metres section of the road. 

Deputy Superintendent of Police Phadindra Prasai said the landslide debris could not be cleared with an excavator because there are large boulders on the road.

 The local administration have requested the home and the defence ministries 

for explosives to blast the boulders.  

“We cannot clear the debris without risking to block the stream. We have to use 

explosives,” said Prasai. 

 

Mechi Highway yet to reopen

TAPLEJUNG: Transportation along the Taplejung-Panchthar section of Mechi Highway, which was blocked 10 days ago due to landslides, has not resumed yet. Work is still underway to clear road obstructions, an official at the Division Road Office said.

Published: 14-09-2016 08:13

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