Landslide obstructs Mechi Highway for three days

Commuters observe huge landslide at Pangrebhir along Phidim--Ilam road section of Mechi Highway in Panchthar district, on Friday, July 19, 2019. Photo: Laxmi Gautam/THT

PANCHTHAR: Vehicular movement along Mechi Highway, the only highway to connect Taplejung and other districts, has been obstructed due to landslides at Pangrebhir in Falgunanda Rural Municipality-3 of Panchthar district for the past three days.

Following incessant rainfall, recurring landslides at Pangrebhir along the Phidim-Ilam road section of Mechi Highway has adversely affected the daily lives of people in the area.

Due to landslips, students from the adjoining districts, aspiring to attend Teacher Service Commission and Public Service Commission examinations were stranded along the highway.

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