Siddhartha Highway blocked following landslides

Published On: July 18, 2020 02:27 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, July 18: The Tansen-Butwal road section of the Siddhartha Highway has been blocked following rain-triggered landslides in the Gaudepul area in Tansen Municipality-8 since Thursday night.

A truck with a number plate Lu 1 Ka 1175 — which was earlier stuck due to landslides a few days ago — was also buried under the debris following landslides on the spot, according to Madan Giri, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Palpa District Police Office, Palpa.

However, no human casualty has been reported in the incident. "Efforts are on to resume the highway by clearing the debris," Giri said.


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