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1 dies in Rapti boat capsize

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CHITWAN — One person died and seven others injured after a boat carrying 50 travelers overturned in the Rapti River at Chitwan national park on Wednesday.

Dev Kumar Shrestha, 5, of Lakka-1 in Solukhubu, passed on in the mischance, SP at Chitwan District Police, Basanta Bahadur Kunwar, said. Shrestha was rushed to Bharatpur Hospital for treatment where he was announced dead.

The doomed boat was carrying the people heading to attend a religious fair at famous Bikram Baba.

Dev Kumar’s sibling Keshar Shrestha, 12, Binita Gurung, 22, of Bharatpur Sub-Metropolitan City, Durga Sunar, 35, of Kathar-8 in Chitwan, Ashma Gurung, 24, of Birendranagar Municpality-10, and her three-year-old child Gora Gurung , among others were injured, police said.

They are undergoing treatment at Bharatpur Hospital. Three of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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