Dumre-Besisahar road obstructed due to landslide

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Lamjung, June 18

The Dumre-Besisahar road section has been obstructed due to a landslide triggered by incessant rain since last night. A mudslide occurred at Dalal of Besisahar municipality-1 and blocked the road section since the morning today, said Thaneshwar Chapain, Information Officer at the District Police Office Lamjung.

Chapain said a team had been mobilised to remove the landslide debris from the road and open it for traffic. However, the work has been hampered due to continuous rain. Vehicles and passengers have been stranded due to the road blockage.

Passengers travelling to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, among other destinations from Besisahar and vice-versa and those travelling to Manang via Besisahar are stranded. Even an ambulance has been stuck there. The Dumre-Besisahar road is 42 kilometres.

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