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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.

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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Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury

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KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.

Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.

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