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Bridge over Ratu River collapses, traffic halted l धनुषा-महोत्तरी सीमाको रातु पुल भासियो l

2014-08-14

Province 2, Dhanusha, Mithila, Ward 9

Mahottari,Dhanusha mahottarisimako ratu pul bhasiyo. MAHOTTARI, AUG 14 - Vehicular movement along the East-West highway has been obstructed after a bridge over Rato River collapsed Wednesday night. The rivulet is located at the border of Mahottari and Dhanusha districts. Chief District Officer of Mahottari , Rabilal Pantha, said that the highway was obstructed after the river broke down a pillar towards Mahottari section. Water flow in the river has increased following incessant rainfall for the past few days. Vehicles heading towards east have been stationed at Bardibas of Mahottari and vehicles en route towards west at Lalghad of Dhanusha after the bridge collapsed. A team comprising CDO Pantha, Superintendent of Police, Ram Prasad Shrestha, among others has reached the incident site. Thousands of passengers have been stranded due to this, it has been learnt. SP Shrestha said that preparation was underway to resume the traffic after bringing Janakpur-Jaleshwor-Bardibas road section into operation as an alternative route.

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