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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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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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