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10 Nepali workers killed in landslide near Dehradun of Uttarakhand

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KATHMANDU — At least 10 Nepali workers were killed in a landslide in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

The landslide occurred at Chetra town of Tyuni block, around 150 kilometers away from Dehradun district headquarters.

The victims were daily wagers working on a project under the Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojna, the Press Trust of India reported.

According to the Hindustan Times report, local authorities have recuperated their bodies on Monday evening after they were buried under boulders in a landslide the night before during a heavy storm.

The report added that total of 16 workers had taken shelter under the boulders and they had got trapped when the landslide dislodged the rocks.

“The remaining six workers were injured, five of who were sent to Tyuni and one to Dehradun for medical treatment.”

The Uttarakhand government has announced an ex-gratia of IRs 400,000 each to the bereaved families, according to the reports.

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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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