Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Earthquake triggered landslides obstruct Araniko, Pasang Lhamu highways


Landslides triggered by the earthquake in Nepal have obstructed the Lamo Sanghu-Barahbise section of Araniko Highway and Trishuli-Dhunche section of Pasang Lhamu Highway on Tuesday.

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake on Tuesday afternoon triggered landslides in the area. According to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, both highways were obstructed in April 25 Gorkha earthquake as well.

Both highways are the major road links with China.

At  least 14 tremors were felt on Tuesday alone. Magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded for the first time in Kathmandu valley on Wednesday morning.