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14 injured in night bus accident

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GAUSHALA – At least fourteen passengers were injured when two night buses met with an accident at Bardibas of Mahottari along the East-West highway early on Monday morning.

Eleven passengers were injured when a night bus (Na. 5 Kha. 7189) going to Biratnagar from Kathmandu hit a tractor (Ja.1Ta. 7089) coming from the other way at around 4:00 am this morning, as per Superintendent of Police Janak Bhattarai.

Among the injured, Kumar Shrestha of Kathmandu and Sulav Rai of Sunsari were rushed to the capital for treatment. Others are undergoing treatment at local medical centres in Bardibas.

Similarly, later this morning at around 5:00 am, a nightservice bus (Na.5Kha. 9135) heading to Dharan from Kathmandu met with an accident at the same place. Three passengers were injured when the bus fell off the road.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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