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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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Dahal stresses on prosperity

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CHITWAN — Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed on development and prosperity of the nation.

Chairman Dahal argued to make the agro market modern and consumer friendly while inaugurating the Agriculture Promotion Market here on Sunday.

On another note, former PM Dahal said that Chitwan Metropolis City should be made exemplary in development after constructing the ring roads along the Narayani and Rapti rivers.

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Speaking in the same programme, CPN leader and former Finance Minister Surendra Pandey opined to develop at least one pocket area for one product to make the nation self reliance in food grains.

The market was constructed in the investment of 66 businesspersons. A total of Rs 140 million has been spent so far for the construction, according to Thir Prasad Dhital, managing director at the market.

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