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4 persons killed in road accident

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MELAMCHI — Four people were killed in two separate accidents involving a jeep and a passenger bus in Sindhupalchok district.

Three people including the driver died when a Bolero jeep fell some 300 metres from the road at Jhilke Mod at Jyamire Pipaltar in Melamchi Municipality-9.

The jeep [Ba 18 Pa 4699] was carrying bricks and going towards Ratmate from Melamchi when it met with the accident at 8 pm on Sunday.

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The deceased have been identified as the jeep driver, 35-year-old Suresh Tamang, 42-year-old Moti Adhikari and 12-year-old Kamal Syangbo of Jyamire, Melamchi Municipality-9. They died on the spot, police said.

Similarly, Mahendra Bhujel of Bandegaon, Indrawati Rural Municipality-3 was killed when a passenger bus met with an accident at Timbu of Helambu Rural Municipality at 10 pm on Sunday. Bhujel was the assistant to the bus driver.

The bus [Ba 2 Kha 6365] was heading towards Timbu from Kathmandu.

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Narayangadh-Muglin road obstructed

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CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been obstructed following a landslide in Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-6 of Chitwan district, on early Thursday morning.

The road section has been obstructed following a landslide at Tope Khola on the Narayangadh-Mugling section of the highway, the District Police Office Chitwan said.

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According to police it will take five to eight hours to remove the landslide debris. Landslides are frequent on this section of the highway whenever it rains as the hill slopes on the road side have been scraped in course of the road widening works.

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