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2 dead, one injured in separate incidents in Banke

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BANKE — At least two people died and one was injured in separate incidents in Banke.

Sandeep Juwal, 25, from Parasi Municipality-9 in Nawalparasi, a cement factory worker, died after he was hit by a falling machine while trying to fix it at his workplace. He was the worker at Ganapur-based Bageshwori Cement Industry in Janaki Rural Municipality, police said. He, left severely injured in the incident, was rushed to the Kohalpur Medical College where he succumbed last night, Banke police chief Tek Bahadur Tamang confirmed.

Similarly, Mangala Sunar, 19, from Narayanpur-9 in Dailekh was killed in a motorcycle accident here last midnight.

The accident took place when an over-speeding motorcycle (Bhe 4 Pa 6860) she was pillion riding met with an accident at Rangila Chowk of Baijanath Rural Municipality as the motorcyclist lost control over it.

Motorcyclist Sujan Rawat, 27, was severely hurt in the accident and is being treated at the Kohalpur Medical College, the District Police Office said.

Meanwhile, one man was found dead near Rangila Chowk and the police are trying to ascertain his identity.

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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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