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12 killed in 2 separate accidents in Gulmi and Udaypur

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GULMI/UDAYPUR — At least 12 people were killed and 13 others have been injured in two separate road accident in Gulmi  and Udaypur on Monday.

A microbus, Ba 4 Kha 5501, with 15 people on board heading to Tamghas from Butwal veered off the road and plunged some 300 meters down into the river at Gulmi Durbar Rural municipality-4 Birbas in the district this afternoon, according to inspector Keshav Bhattarai of the Area Police Office, Ridi.

Eight people were injured in the incident. The injured are being taken to Shringa Health Post, Palpa after preliminary treatment.

Likewise, at least five persons died on the spot and 5 others sustained injuries after a jeep they were travelling on, fell below the road in Katari Municipality -11 of Udayapur district this afternoon.

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The Tata Sumo jeep (Na 1 Ja 3104) heading to Okhaldhunga from Katari of Udayapur district plunged about 500 metres onto a rivulet channel killing four passengers aboard and injuring five others at Lakse Thanti Pahiro, at around 1:00 pm today, according to the Superintendent of Police (SP) Nawaraj Bhatta at the District Police Office, Udayapur.

A team of security personnel deployed from the Katari-based Area Police Office have rescued the injured passengers.

Police have presumed that the incident may have occurred due to the brake failure. However, the driver of the ill-fated vehicle fled the scene after the accident.

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Massive fire destroys entire settlement at Madhuban in Sunsari





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ITAHARI — A massive fire that broke out at Ikrahi settlement at Baraha Kshetra Municipality-11 here Saturday night has destroyed goods and property worth more than Rs 6 million. However, no human casualties have been reported in the incident so far.

The fire gutted around 82 shelters with corrugated zinc and straw roofs in the settlement, said Kedar Bista, the Baraha Kshetra Municipality Ward No 11 Chairman.

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He said it is estimated that goods and property worth more than 6 million rupees have been destroyed.

According to him, the entire settlement was destroyed and some children were also injured by fire. Two cattle heads were killed in the incident. It is not known how and from whose house the fire started.

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