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4 killed in Chitwan bus-truck collision

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CHITWAN — At least four people breathed their last and other 17 injured in a road crash that occurred at Ratnanagar municipality last night.

The accident took place when a Narayangadh-bound loaded truck (Na 5 Kha 5941) from east and a commuter bus (Na 5 Kha 1749) belonging to Makalu Transport en route to Kakadbhitta from Kathmandu collided with each other.

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Deputy Superintendant of Police Prabhu Prasad Dhakal informed that truck driver Mohan Ghising, 34, and co-driver Buddhiman Lama, 30, of Chapur, Rautahat and bus passenger dio, Bishnu Prasad Thapa, 48, of Thankot, Kathmandu and Tara Baral, 42, of Khumjing municipality-1 died in the mishap that took place at Bhanuchowk of Ratnanagar municipality-10 along the East-West Highway.

All the four died in course of the treatment. Among the injured, 13 are being treated in the old Medical College and four in Chitwan Medical College in Bharatpur.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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