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2 arrested with pangolin hide and scales

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ILAM — Police have arrested two persons in possession of pangolin hide and scales from Mangalbare Bazaar.

Santosh Magar, 28, of Deumai municipality–4 and Kifurbu Bhote, 50, of Chepuwa in Sankhuwasabha and currently living at Tulsipath of Dharan–15 were arrested during a checking on Sunday, according to police.

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They were arrested during a checking of motorbike (Me 9 Pa 2909). Police seized 4.2 kilograms of hide and scales, District Police Office, Ilam’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Madhav Prasad Shrestha said. Police have launched an investigation into the matter.

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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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