Massive landslide triggered by incessant rainfall for the past few days has blocked the National Highway 2 near Phesama in Nagaland thereby completely cutting off Kohima-Mao Gate road, which is a lifeline to several southern Angami villages and also neighbouring Manipur.
According to reports, mudslide from above the road near an FCI godown, ahead of Phesama village, has totally blocked the highway, some nine km away from Kohima.
Police sources confirmed that the highway was cut off and that the mudslide from above the road was continuously flowing down the road.
Police said some light vehicles were plying via Phesema-Lerie colony Kohima through Kucha road, but added that road condition was not good.
Reports coming in, however, stated that the highway was intact but massive landslide from the terrain, some 600 metres above the main road, blocked the blocked the highway.
Locals fear if the mudslide continues as more rain is expected, major portion of the road along with a bridge might be damaged.
Meanwhile, BRO workers are working on war-footing to clear the mudslides.
Meanwhile, landslide took place at nearby Viswema village, which had not only completely cut off Viswema-Zuketsa road, but also damaged at least seven houses .
At least four families were rendered homeless, but were subsequently provided shelter by families and relatives in the village.
Landslide had also occurred near Botsa village under Kohima.