Multiple landslides obstruct KI Singh Highway

DOTI: Multiple landslides triggered by torrential rainfall continuing since Sunday have obstructed vehicular movement along the the KI Singh Highway.

Around 11-km road stretch from Tilalati area of Latamadaun VDC to Kalagadh of Mude VDC in Doti district was obstructed following a number of landslips, Superintendent of Police (SP) Dilliraj Bista at the District Police Office said.

A excavator is being used along with the help from locals and the police to remove the landslide debris.

Hundreds of vehicles have been stranded at on the highway, which connects Dhangadhi of Kailali to Doti and Bajura.

As the downpour continues, the DPO and the Road Division Office as well as locals say more landslides are likely.