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11 injured in Kathmandu dust storm

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KATHMANDU – At least 11 people were injured when a vicious dust storm hit the Kathmandu Valley on Monday evening, influencing flights and the traffic movement of the capital city. Those injured were four women and seven men, according to police.

A massive dust storm had arrived from Western bearing and cleared through the Kathmandu Valley.

Two people were injured at Tri-Chandra Campus, while others sustained minor injuries in Swayambhunath, Sitapaila, Kadaghari, Old Baneshwor, Teku, among different spots.

A large plume of dust and debris billowed into the air everywhere, forcing the people to stay indoors, while people on the streets ran to safety to avoid breathing the dust.

The thundering storm that lasted around 15 minutes causing darkness in broad daylight created panic among the Valley denizens. Traffic came to a grinding halt in different places for around half an hour.

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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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