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Landslips on Mettupalayam-Udhagamandalam section

Traffic on the Mettupalayam-Udhagamandalam section has been disrupted, following heavy landslips on a six km stretch between Kall in the landslips, an unconfirmed report said a lorry cleaner was killed, when the vehicle overturned at one of the hairpin bends, under the impact of landslip, police said.

Meanwhile, traffic has been diverted through Kothagiri, as the district administration expressed fears over a 30km-section of the ghat road being washed away by the rain.

Landslips have been reported in six places between Kallar in Coimbatore district and Barliar in the Nilgiris district, they said.

Senior district and police officials have rushed to the spot and to carry out rescue operations.

The Nilgiris Mountain Rail, the heritage train from Mettupalayam and Udhagamandalam has already been suspended due to landslips on the track for the last one week.

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