IMPHAL, July 14: Due to the continuous rainfall in the past few days, a major landslide occurred July 12 morning at Phesima in Nagaland which has completely blocked National Highway No 2 (Imphal-Dimapur Road).
The exact place where the landslide occurred is 10 km away from Kohima towards Manipur on NH No 2. where, around 300 feet long stretch of the road has sunk.
Following the landslide, Border Road Task Force (BRTF) and Nagaland government officials rushed to the area and started the road repairing work in a war footing manner.
Meanwhile, vehicles coming from Dimapur towards Imphal have returned back to Dimapur while vehicles going towards Dimapur from Imphal also had to return back to Imphal.
Interstate bus services have been halted and the oil tankers have also stopped their services for two days now. The loaded oil tankers coming from various parts of Assam including Khatkhati, Tinsukia and Numaligarh are now trying to come to Imphal via NH-37 (Imphal-Jiribam Road).