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Sikkim: Major landslide sweeps away National Highway 55

NH-55 connects the hills of Darjeeling and Kurseong with the plains of Siliguri.

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Darjeeling: A section of National Highway 55 was washed away in a major landslide in this district of West Bengal on Friday, disrupting traffic movement

A 40 metres stretch of the road at the Gairigaon area near Tindharia was completely damaged by the landslide this morning, however, no casualties have been reported so far, an official said.

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NH-55 connects the hills of Darjeeling and Kurseong with the plains of Siliguri.

The vehicles on the highway were diverted through alternative longer route Rohini and Pan-khabari routes.

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