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2 killed in road accident

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URLABARI/ KANCHANPUR — A pedestrian died after being hit by a motorcycle along the East-West highway in Patharisanischare municipality-2 last night.

Uddav Mote,55, a resident of Terhathum died after being hit by the motorcycle (Ko 3 Pa 7909) heading towards the west.

Seriously injured, Mote was declared dead upon arrival at the local Pathari hospital.

Meanwhile, in Kanchanpur, a constable of armed police, Harish Bhatta,32, died in a road accident near Kaluwapur in Shuklaphanta municipality-11 along the same highway last night.

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Bhatta was riding a motorcycle (Se 2 Pa  9669) when he was hit by a van (Se 1 Ja 862) coming from the opposite direction, police said.

Seriously injured, Bhatta was referred to India from the Attarariya Hospital and he died on the way.

A resident of Bhimdutta municipality-18, Bhatta was based at the Armed Police Battalion in Tikapur.

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Maha Astami being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.

On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.

People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.

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Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.

On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.

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