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1 killed, 9 injured in Chitwan jeep accident

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RATNAGARR — A person died and nine other sustained injuries after the Sumo jeep they were travelling on met with an accident in Rapti Municipality-2 along the East-west Highway of Chitwan district on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as passenger Goma Ballav (21) of Basamadi in Makawanpur district, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prabhu Prasad Dhakal at District Police Office, Chitwan.

The injured have been identified as jeep driver Rabindra Syangtang of Hetauda, Bijaya Gole (19), Padma Gole (21), Srijana Gole (20) Pramila Gole (20), Imas Syangtang (11), Dibika Maya Thing (25) all residents of Bhimphedi, Bina Lama (24) of Basamadi, Shova Lama (22) of Thaha Municipality-4 in Makawanpur district.

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According to police, the incident occurred when the jeep (Na 1 Ja 3609) en route from Nawalpur to Hetauda lost its control and overturned beside the road in Gadauli yesterday, killing one and injuring nine.

The injured have been undergoing treatment at the Bharatpur-based College of Medical Sciences.

Further investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today

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KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.

The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

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Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.

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