A goods truck crushed by falling rocks at Mauwakhola along the Prithvi Highway in Chitwan on Monday morning. (Ramesh Kumar Paudel/Republica)
CHITWAN, July 19: Four vehicles have been badly damaged after a mound of earth above caved in and fell onto the vehicles at Mauwakhola in Darechowk VDC-9 in East Chitwan on Monday morning.
Local police officials in Mugling said the damaged vehicles bear number plates Na 5 Kha 4113, Lu 1 Kha 8614 and Na 4 Kha 9091. Mohan Chaudhary (driver of Na 5 Kha 4113), who is a resident of Madhyabindu VDC 4 of Nawalparasi district, has been seriously injured.
Likewise, a bus (Na 5 Kha 4845) suffered slight damage.
There has been no obstruction in the vehicular movement although the area has been affected by the landslide, police officials say. They said that the trucks sustained heavy damage since they were parked at the highway.
Although the boulders have swept away the stalls of highway shopkeepers along the highway into the Trishuli River, there are no casualties.