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15 killed in Upper Mustang Tipper accident

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POKHARA — Fifteen people died and 17 others injured when a tipper carrying worker met with an accident at Syangboche in upper Mustang region on Friday.

A tipper, Ba 2 Ka 222, with construction workers on board, skidded off the road and plunged near Ghiling after it lost balance on the rough hilly road, according to Chief District Officer of Shishir Paudel of Mustang District.

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Police said the identity of the deceased has not been established. An air dynasty helicopter has been deployed in the incident site to carry out rescue work,  according to CDO Paudel.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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