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3 killed in Nuwakot sand mound collapse

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NUWAKOT — Three persons died in a sand mound collapse in Khadga Bhanjyang village of Nuwakot district on Thursday.

Bikas Tamang also known as Gangasing (35) and Prakash Tamang (18) from Dangsing-4 and Shankar Rai (22) from Khadga Bhanjyang-9 were killed, DSP Rishiram Kandel at the District Police Office informed.

Bikas was a driver of a minitruck (Ba 3 Kha 9709) while Prakash was his assistant.

Likewise, Rai was a worker helping the Tamang duo to load sand onto the truck at around 12 pm today.

A tall sand mound had collapsed over them while they were loading sand onto the truck from the sand mine, according to Kandel.

A rescue team had reached the incident site immediately, but it could not save them.

The bodies have been sent to the Trishuli-based District Hospital.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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