Narayangadh-Muglin road section to be remained closed till Friday morning

The Narayangadh-Muglin road section which was obstructed following landslides in 10 different places will not be opened till Friday morning, security personnel informed on Thursday.

According to Inspector Santosh Panta of District Traffic Police Office, Chitwan, the vehicles stranded due to landslides have been sent to the their respective destinations by removing the debris.

He said that more than 126 vehicles were left stranded due to landslides in various places.

“Most of the vehicles were sent to their destinations by clearing the debris,” Panta said, adding, “The vehicles are out of risk now.”

The road section would not be opened till tomorrow morning due to continuous rainfall and landslides, Panta said.

Half a dozen vehicles including a loader and an excavator have been deployed to remove the debris deposited along the road section.

“We have not allowed the vehicles to ply along the road section,” he said, adding, “The road section will be resumed after completely removing the debris.”

The road section was obstructed since Wednesday following a landslide at Tin Kilo near Kali Khola at around 7:35 pm.

A passenger bus (Na 6 Kha 7121) heading towards Ilam from Kathmandu and a Scorpio jeep (Ba 15 Cha 9381) were buried in the landslide at the same place.

However, the bus has been missing as it fell into the Trisuhuli River, while the jeep remains buried.

The bus driver stopped the vehicle after he saw the landmass falling from the hill above and the driver along with the passengers managed to escape.

The incident site is 3 km from Muglin towards Narayangadh.

Similarly, two trucks were buried in a landslide at Chepangdanda along the road section last night.

According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, truck driver had managed to escape from the incident site.

Engineer Shiva Khanal at the Narayangadh-Muglin Road Project said that landslides have occurred at Duekilo, Tinkilo, Seti Dovan and Ghumaune among other places.

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