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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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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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