Floods, landslides cause damage to roads in hilly districts of Sudurpaschim

KAILALI: The Seti river has caused damage to roads in various places of Jay Prithvi Highway of Bajhang.

DSP Gyan Bahadur Bista of the District Police Office, Bajhang said that a local river has caused damage to a road at Jalebagar in Chhatispathibhera Rural Municipality of the district.

Though small vehicles are plying, big vehicles have stayed off the road. It has been assumed that the road will further be eroded by seeing the flow of water.

Floods triggered by torrential rainfall from October 17 to 20 last year had damaged 400 metre roads.

The road section is being reconstructed. The flood damaged the road before the completion of reconstruction.

The vehicles heading outside Dhangadhi and Kathmandu among other districts and the vehicles entering the district have been stranded midway.

DSP Bista said that the police personnel are removing the mudslide debris from the roads in various places.

According to the Sudurpaschim Province Traffic Police Office, Attariya, the roads were obstructed after landslides fell on the highway at Nagtad in Sailyasikhar Municipality of Darchula, at Thum in Patan Municipality of Baitadi and at Bhagyang in Sunarya Rural Municipality-1.

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