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38 injured in Truck-Bus collision

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KAWASOTI — As many as 38 persons were injured in a truck-transport collision at Rajahar-6, Jharahikhola of Nawalparasi along the East-West Highway last night.

According to the Area Police Office Nawalpur, a bus (Lu 1 Kha 4922) heading to east from west and a truck (Lu 1 Kha 8613) coming from opposition direction collided each other.

Five among the injured are critical and rest are in normal condition, police confirmed. Seven injured are being treated at Chitwan Medical College Bharatpur and other 31 are undergoing treatment at Chitwan Medical Science College (Old), police informed.

The accident was occurred due to high speed. Police have arrested truck driver Rajesh Chaudhary, 24, of Shivaraj Municipality, Kapivastu and impounded the truck for further action.

The condition of bus driver however is critical, police said.

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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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