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2 killed, 3 injured in Udayapur tanker accident

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UDAYAPUR — Two persons died on the spot and three others critically injured after the fuel tanker they were travelling on plunged in Katari Municipality-11 of Udayapur district, on Tuesday night.

The deceased have been identified as driver Purna Prasad Khanal (23) of Amalekhganj Municipality-4 in Bara district and passenger Saroj Moktan (31) of Namatar in Makawanpur district.

Likewsie, injured are Subas Tamang (24) of Bhaktapur, Abhishek Shrestha (17) of Nijgadh in Bara and Sujan Gole (25) of Charikot in Dolakha, according to police.

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Police said that the incident occurred when the fuel laden tractor (Na 6 Kha 3231) en route from Katari to Ghurmi lost its control and plunged around 1,000 metre below the road at 2:00 am yesterday, killing two and injuring three.

The critically injured are being rushed to a health facility in Kathmandu, informed Area Police Office, Katari.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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