Landslides hit life in Nagaland

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Kohima, Aug 26 (UNI) Frequent landslides blocked the main roads to Tuensang and Kiophire in Nagaland for several months resulting in soaring of prices for want of transport.

Congress candidate of the Pungro Kiphire Assembly constituency R L Akamba told UNI here today that the condition of the roads had become worst.

'' The roads were also not repaired last year, '' Mr Akamba said.

As a result, heavy trucks carrying essentials could not reach the districts and they were substituted by small vehicles, which were insufficient and entailed additional cost.

Both the districts were almost cut off from the rest of the state, as the Nagaland State Transport had completely stopped their bus service there for months due to road bloackade triggered by landslides.

The situation was further aggravated by the collapse of a bridge about a month back.

'' If the situation continues and no efforts were made by the state government towards repairing the roads, the hardships of the people might translate into deaths due to starvation, '' Mr Akamba apprehended.

UNI AS SB KK RN1707

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