Three injured when a landslide falls on a moving jeep

At least three persons injured when a landslide fell on a moving jeep at Siddababa area on the Butwal-Palpa road section along the Siddhartha Highway.

According to the Highway Security and Traffic Management Office, Butwal, three persons, including the jeep driver sustained injuries when landslide with boulder fell on the jeep (Lu Cha 2849) in front of a Naag Mandir (temple) nearby Siddababa area headbox at Tinau rural municipality-3 along the Butwal-Palpa road section this morning.

Bishnu Prasad Pandey, a local, informed that three people, including the driver were injured when the landslide rolled down on the moving jeep. The injured are undergoing treatment at Lumbini Provincial Hospital.

The landslide with boulder completely damaged the front part of the jeep, Pandey said. Though the landslide obstructed the Butwal-Palpa road section for some hours, it has now resumed, the Traffic Management Office, Butwal said.



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