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Nepal’s East-west highway blocked in Arunkhola

The truck that crashed into the Arun Khola bridge in Nawalpur, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Photo: Shreeram Sigdel/ THT

KATHMANDU: The East-West highway has remained blocked for vehicular transport for 24 hours in Arunkhola (Rivulet) area in Nawalparasi district after a bridge over the river got collapsed.
A diversion was being used for traffic along the road section but it was swept away by the floods occurred in the river.
According to District Police Office Nawalaparasi, they were facing difficulties to reconstruct the diversion due to swollen river.
The police have further urged to take alternative way for the passengers and vehicle operators to be along the Narayanghad-Butwal road section.

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