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1 killed, eight injured as wedding bus meets with accident in Dhankuta

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DHANKUTA – One person killed and and eight others were injured when a bus carrying wedding attendants met with an accident at Dhankuta Municipality-3 along the Koshi Highway on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as bus driver Bijay Lamichhane (30) of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City, Sunsari, according to the District Police Office, Dhankuta.

The incident happened when the bus (Ko 1 Kha 2932) heading towards Itahari of Sunsari from Jitpur of Dhankuta fell about 100 meters down the road at Dhat in Dhankuta Municipality-3 at around 8 am today.

Dhirendra Mishra (36) of Dhankuta Municipality-5, Yuvaraj Subedi (40) of Murtidhunga-8 of Dhankuta, Tekendra Ojha (24) of Dhankuta Municipality-5, Umakanta Paudel (40), Krishna Paudel (60), Pabitra Ojha (35) and Shekhar Paudel (23) of Dhankuta Municipality-3 and Yagyanidhi Paudel (38) of Hattikharka-6 of Dhankuta were injured in the incident.

The injured have been taken to the District Hospital for treatment, said informed.

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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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