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16 persons injured as Tara Air plane crashes at Simkot

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SIMKOT — Sixteen persons, including a pilot, were injured when an aircraftbelonging Tara Air crashed during take-off at Simikot Airport in Humla on Tuesday.

The twin otter aircraft with call sign 9N-ABM looses balance after a tire gets punctured in the middle of the runway during takeoff. The plane was preparing to fly to Surkhet from Simikot, Humla.

The aircraft finally came to rest at the Northern part of the runway. The front part of the aircraft has suffered severe damages.

Injured plane’s pilot, Basanta Lama and two assistant sub-inspector have been taken to the district hospital.

Thirteen police personnel along with three crew members were on board the plane. Pilot Basanta Lama suffered injuries to his head. Thirteen other passengers suffered minor injuries. They are receiving treatment at Humla Hospital.

The injured are being rescued by a Nepal Army chopper.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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