Surkhet, April 7

Several sections of Karnali Highway were obstructed due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall and hailstorm last night.

The section of the road between Dullu municipality of Dailekh and Subhakalika Rural Municipality of Kalikot was obstructed leaving passengers heading to Karnali from Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Surkhet stranded.  Sporadic rainfall and incessant landslides have hindered attempts to clear the road, said Chief District Officer Chandra Bahadur Karki.

Meanwhile, the Road Division Office in Jumla said it was working to clear the road in Gaganekhola area by clearing debris at Dahikhola, Kittabhir and Padukakhola. The landslide at Gaganekhola is an annual occurrence.