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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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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

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The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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