KAWASOTI, Oct 6: Vehicular movement has been disrupted after a landslide occurred at the main road connecting the hill areas in eastern Nawalparasi.
A landslide occurred at Pangre, Hupsekot Rural Municipality-5, on Wednesday following heavy rain that blocked the Daldale-Kumsot-Pokhari section of the highway, disrupting the traffic.
Lekhnath Puri, information officer at the District Traffic Police Office, said that mudslides have occurred at several places along the highway due to the continuous rain. Transportation service at Baudikali and Bulingtar rural municipalities has been disrupted.
Vehicles departing for the hill areas and those headed toward Daldale from the hilly areas are stranded at Pangre. Hundreds of passengers have headed to various destinations on foot to visit their relatives for the Dashain festival.
Meanwhile, a jeep with registration number Gandaki Province -04-001 Ja 006 was hit by the landslide. However, the jeep passengers are safe, the District Police Office said. It was going toward Daldale from Raikot.