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Nagaland: Three injured, four vehicles damaged in rockslide
The road from Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to Kukidolong closed till further order.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 3 Feb 2021, 10:33 am

(PHOTO: Twitter)

(PHOTO: Twitter)

At least three persons, one woman and two men, were injured in a rockslide near T L Park Area, between Chumoukedima and Kukidolong on NH-29 on Tuesday, according to reports.

As per the reports, four vehicles, including a Mahindra Bolero, Mahindra pickup, Gypsy and Wagon-R, have also been damaged by the rockslide that occurred around10: am, 1.5 km from the Chumoukedima police check post. 

Meanwhile, the Dimapur police said in a tweet that the road stretch from Police Check Gate to T L Park area on NH-29 will be closed indefinitely and advised Chumoukedima-Pimla-Mhainamtsi-Medziphema as an alternate route.

"The road stretch from Police Check Gate to T L Park area on NH29 will be closed #indefinitely for vehicle traffic till debris is cleared completely at the rock slide affected area. Alternate route Chumoukedima-Pimla-Mhainamtsi-Medziphema," Dimapur police tweeted.

Dimapur district administration has also issued an order on the closure of the road from Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to Kukidolong with immediate effect till further order.

“In view of heavy rockslides between Chumukedima Police Check Post till New Chumukedima village the road from Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to Kukidolong is hereby closed with immediate effect till further order," an order issued by the Dimapur DC Rajesh Soundararajan stated.

The DC stated that the restriction of all movement is necessitated as a precautionary measure to prevent any injury, loss of life and damage to property.

The DC also advised the general public to take the alternative route from Dimapur-Kohima/Kohima-Dimapur for light vehicles only via 7th Mile - New DC office - Shokhuvi - Razaphe-Mhaikam - Pimla -Mhainamtsi - Jhomapani/Medziphema and vice versa.

IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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