Landslide hits major portion of National Highway 2 in Nagaland's Kohima district

Kohima: A major portion of the National Highway 2 between Nagaland and Manipur was completely washed away on Saturday after a landslide occurred near Viswema village in Nagaland's Kohima district, police said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The landslide occurred in the morning about 200 metres away from Viswema village, a police officer said.

Traffic movement came to a standstill since 70 metres of the road was washed away by the landslide.

National Highway 2 happens to be the lifeline of Manipur since all goods vehicles, passenger vehicles and supplies reach the state through this route.

The villagers have constructed a temporary footpath after the landslide so that people could cross the affected portion. The villagers also started helping stranded commuters by carrying their baggage from one side to the other.

Efforts were on to repair the road with the help of Border Road Task Force, the police officer said.

Published Date: Jul 15, 2017 15:31 PM | Updated Date: Jul 15, 2017 15:31 PM

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