Prithvi Highway resumes after 11 hours of disruption

Published On: September 22, 2021 01:31 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

MUGLING, Sept 22: Traffic on the Prithvi Highway that was disrupted following a landslide at Ghoptebhir of Chitwan has resumed after 11 hours.

The highway had remained disrupted since 11:45 PM on Tuesday as it was blocked by the landslide which occurred at Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-4. The resumption follows the clearance of landslide debris at 10:20AM today, according to the District Police Office, Chitwan. It took time to remove the landslide debris as it was large in size, the police said.

Meanwhile, a female leopard was knocked down to death by a vehicle at Lebatar of Ichchhakamana-4. Division Forest Office, Chitwan's Information Officer Balkrishna Khanal, said the office was informed about the death of the animal in the accident by the police administration and the carcass was managed by the Office.

The animal might have been crossing the road with its mother when the vehicle hit it. Further investigation into the case is underway.



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