Passengers stranded as landslide obstructs Karnali highway

Published On: April 7, 2019 09:25 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SURKHET, April 7: Various sections of the Karnali highway have been obstructed due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain and hailstorm on Saturday night.

The road was obstructed at Dahikhola in between Dullu municipality of Dailekh and Subhakalika rural municipality of Kalikot.

As a result, passengers going to Karnali from Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Surkhet have been stranded.

Sporadic rainfall and continuous landslide has made the effort to clear the road difficult, said Chief District Officer Chandra Bahadur Karki. Meanwhile, the Road Division Office in Jumla has said that it has been working to clear the obstruction in Gaganekhola after clearing debris at Dahikhola, Kittabhir and Padukakhola.

The landslide at Gaganekhola has become a headache every year, says engineer at the Office Srawan Kumar Mahatar. Likewise, Nepali army, Nepal police, Armed police force, Road division office have been working since this morning to open the road for traffic as soon as possible, the District Administration Office, Kalikot said. RSS

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