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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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Vice President Pun leaves for China

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KATHMANDU — Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left for China today on a six-day official visit.

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa bade him farewell at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.

On the occasion, a contingent of Nepal Army offered a guard of honour to the Vice President. Chiefs of Nepal-based diplomatic missions, high-ranking government officials and senior security officials were at TIA to see off Vice President Pun who will lead a Nepali delegation to the ’17th Western China International Fair’ in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

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According to his private secretariat, the Vice President is scheduled to address the inaugural session of the fair on September 20 and a programme on ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ‘ to be organised by the business community on the same day.

During his stay in China, he will meet Chinese Vice Premier, Sichuan province secretary of the Communist Party of China, and other government representatives. He will also inspect Sichuan-based development programmes.

He will return home on September 24.

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