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20 construction workers killed in Mustang tipper accident

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MUSTANG — 20 construction workers have died and 12 others were sustained injuries when a tipper carrying workers met with an accident at Syangboche in Ghyakar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality-3, Upper Mustang, on Friday.

The ill-fated tipper (Ba 2 Ka 2219) was carrying the construction workers back to the construction site after their lunch when it met with the accident in the Syangboche area,according to Chief District Officer of Mustang, Shishir Paudel.

The tipper skidded off the road and plunged near Ghiling at Damador Kunda-3 on the Mustang Korala road at around 2pm, according to Mustang police chief DSP Mahendra Khadka. The truck fell 50 meters down the Jomsom-Lomanthang road section, said police.

The incident site is 50 kilometres northeast of Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang.

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The deceased have been identified as Kabita Gharti Magar, Shanti Thapa, Gurudatta Thapa and Kamal Budha of Dang, Sukaman Roka, Mahesh Roka, Ramkumar Pun, Sontu Gharti, Srijana Magar, Bal Kumar Gharti, Suber Chaudhary, Jitmaya Gharti, Mausam Gharti and Rastra Roka of Rolpa, Sujan Ghalan (Driver) of Dhading, Jeevan Majhi of Sindhuli, Binti Roka and Binita Gharti of Kailali, Kaman Singh Roka of Kapilvastu and Krishna Chhetri of Syangja.

Those injured in the accident were rescued with the help of Nepal Army chopper and jeep. Three of the critically injured patients were airlifted to Pokhara-based Manipal Teaching Hospital by an army chopper.

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Petroleum products’ prices go down

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KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.

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A meeting of the NOC held today reduced the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre each. With the adjusted price list, petrol shall cost Rs 112 per litre while diesel and kerosene will be available at Rs 99 per litre, NOC spokesperson Birendra Goit shared.

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