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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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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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