Siddhicharan Highway obstructed following landslides

GAIGHAT: Vehicular movement along the Siddhicharan Highway has been obstructed due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall.

According to the District Police Office (DPO), Udayapur, the transportation came to a grinding halt after a landslide struck the upper road section of Ghurmi Bazaar on Sunday afternoon.

A police team deployed from the Area Police Office, Katari with the help of locals had cleared the landslide debris by 9 pm but another landslide struck this morning at Betani area of Lekhani VDC – 2 blocking the highway.

The vehicles plying the Ghurmi, Okhaldhunga and Khotang routes have been stranded following the landslides.

Police have started work to clear the debris, said DSP Om Rana of the District Police Office, Udayapur.