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12 killed in Palpa bus accident

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PALPA — At least 12 persons have been killed after a passenger bus they were travelling in met with an accident at Rambha Rural municipality-4 of the district killing atleast twelve people.

The ill-fated bus Lu 1 Kha 975 en-route to Rampur from Palpa,Tansen, which was taken for the picnic of Laxmi Finance, has fell some 200 meters off the road while giving side to a jeep approaching from opposite direction, according to police.

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Police said that twelve people have died and five have sustained severe injuries. Thirteen other injured are receiving treatment at Lumbini Medical Hospital and United Mission Hospital.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari

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ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.

It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.

The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.

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Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.

Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.

He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.

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