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14 injured in Baitadi road mishap

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BAITADI — At least 14 people were injured when a bus (Na 5 Kha 4116) en route to Mahendranagar from Ganna of Baitadi met with an accident at Anarkholi along Dasharath highway in Baitadi district this morning.

The injured are Lokendra Thapa, 35, Sunita Airi, 22, Adarsha Dhami, 8 and pashupati Airi, 16, of Bedkot municipality-4 of Kanchanpur, Sher Singh Dhami, 28, Rupesh Dhami, 5, Bagmati Dhami, 22, Rijan Dhami, Hemanti Dhami, 10, Bibek Dhami, 8 and Nitesh Dhami, 5, of Apihimal rural municipality-5 of Darchula.

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Similarly, Basanta Bohara, 19, of Dasharathchanda municipality-2, Ramesh Khatri, 22, of Shaiyashikhar municipality-7 and Dankure Mahara, 55, of Darchuila, currently living in Kailali, were also injured in the incident.

Of the injured, condition of bus driver, Lokendra Thapa, is critical, according to the District Police Office, Baitadi.

The accident took place when the bus parked on the roadside after it malfunctioned slipped back all of a sudden.

As the bus fell on the previous turn of the road below, it has blocked traffic along the highway. All the injured are receiving treatment at Far-Western Sub Regional Hospital, Dadeldhura.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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