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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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