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3 injured in rockslide along NH-29

3 injured in rockslide along NH-29
Vehicles damaged by the rockslide on Tuesday. (Social media)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, FEB 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/2/2021 12:38:46 PM IST

Three persons, a female and two other males, were injured, one in critical condition, following a rockslide incident along National Highway-29 Tuesday morning near Chümoukedima Police check post.

Commissioner of Police Dimapur, R. Tetseo informed Nagaland Post, that the incident occurred in the morning. Tetseo said that one among the three injured was in critical condition. All the injured were rushed to the nearest hospital, he said. Tetseo also informed that four vehicles were damaged in the incident- Wagon R, Bolero, Mahindra pick-up and a Gypsy. The Gypsy was completely damaged, he said.

DC orders road closure

Following the incident and in view of heavy rockslide along NH-29 from Chümoukedima Police check post till New Chümoukedima Village, deputy commissioner Dimapur R. Soundararajan has ordered total restriction of all movement from Chathe river Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to Kukidolong with immediate effect till further orders.

In this regard, the alternative route for those travelling to Dimapur-Kohima/Kohima-Dimapur (light vehicles) will be via 7th Mile-New DC office-Shokhuvi-Razaphe-Mhaikam-Pimla-Mhainamtsi-Jhornapani/Medziphema and vice versa.

 

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