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Landslide disrupts traffic on Srinagar-Leh highway

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Srinagar, May 29: Sonamarg-Drass stretch of the Srinagar-Leh highway was closed for traffic on Tuesday after a landslide hit the strategic road.

An official said a massive landslide hit the Sonamarg-Drass stretch of the highway near Shaitan Nallah today afternoon, forcing suspension of traffic on the stretch.

He said men and machinery were pressed into service to clear the road and make it motorable as soon as possible.

“The slide is massive and it may take a day or more to clear the road,” he added.

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