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2 killed as tanker plunges into Trishuli River

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CHITWAN — Two persons were killed when a tanker plunged into Trishuli River along Narayangadh-Muglin road section early this morning.

The accident took place when the tanker (Ba 4 Kha 6953) heading towards Pokhara from Chitwan carrying milk collided with a truck (Na 7 Kha 4314) coming from opposite direction at Gaighath and plunged into the river,according to the District Police Office, Chitwan.

The deceased have been identified as tanker driver Santa Bahadur Kumal, 30, of Kolhuwa of Nawalparasi and his nephew Lila Kumal, 22.

Superintendent of Police, Deepak Thapa, said that bodies of both persons have been taken out from the river.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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