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5.4 magnitude quake rocks central Nepal

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KATHMANDU — An aftershock with 5.4 on the Richter scale has jolted central Nepal on Wednesday.

According to Seismological Center, (NSC) Lainchaur, the tremor was felt at 3:7 pm with Sindhupalchwok epicenter.

The NSC said the tremor felt today was another aftershock of the April 25 quake last year.

It was the third aftershock above magnitude 5 in February, according to NSC.

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13 injured after truck rams two buses

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CHITWAN — At least 13 persons were injured when a truck rammed two passenger buses heading towards Pyuthan and Birgunj from Kathmandu at Nau Kilo area this morning.

Three among the injured are reported to be in critical condition. The accident took place at 3:20 am at Ichhakamana rural municipality–6, according to District Police Office, Chitwan.

The Pyuthan–bound bus (Na 4 Kha 6591) and Birgunj–bound bus (Na 7 Kha 5023) were rammed by a truck (Lu 1 Kha 5294) en route to Pokhara from Bhairahawa.

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Among the injured 12 are from the Pyuthan – bound bus including its driver and the truck driver. Two are undergoing treatment at the Chitwan Medical College while 11 are being treated at the Purano Medical College.

The truck driver Krishna Chaudhary, 41, from Chiruri of Kapilvastu, Sabidevi Gharti Magar, 60, of Khalanga of Pyuthan and Pabitra Gharti Magar, 27, of Naugiritar of Pyuthan are in critical condition.

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