ITAHARI — At least four persons have been seriously injured when a bomb went off targeting the election corner meeting organized by the Nepali Congress at Bhaladami Tol of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-9, Sunsari district this afternoon.
Those injured in the incident include one-year-old Yuban Neupane, 17-year-old Samrina Adhikari, her mother Nirmala, 37, and Nepali Congress local leader Dhana Bahadur Shrestha, a local Govinda Ghimire said.
The bomb blast took place when the NC Itahari-9 was conducting the door-to-door election campaign at the place, according to Ghimire.
The injured have been taken to the Neuro Hospital, Biratnagar. They have sustained deep cuts caused by the shrapnel. The people assembled for the programme ran away after the bomb exploded with a loud bang.
The Area Police Office said it is not known who planted the bomb. Police have cordoned off the area now for investigation.Follow @gorkhapost
Two died and eight injured in accident
KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194) collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.
Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.
The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.
The cause of the accident is not identified yet.Follow @gorkhapost