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5 killed in Okhaldhunga tractor mishap

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OKHALDHUNGA — At least fivepeople, including four minors, were killed when a tractor met with an accident at Ghorakhori of Okhaldhunga district on Wednesday.

One person was injured in the incidence. The incident site lies northwest of the district headquarters and is close to Ramechhap district.

The tractor (Na 5 Ta 2512) was making a beeline for Bilandu from Ghorakhori when it fell some 500 meters down the road at around 4:30 pm, according to police.

Bishnu Baral, Milan Ghimire, and Amir Ghimire, of Bilandu-5, Manish Khadka of Phulbari-5 and Hira Bahadur Rai of Bhojpur area were killed in the mishap, police said.

All five died on the spot.

Twenty-years-old Prem Thapa of Phulbari was injured in the incident. He has been admitted to a local health post for treatment.

Hiran Bahadur Rai of Khotang, the assistant driver was driving the tractor on the mountainous road as the driver had apparently taken a break to eat food, according to preliminary information.

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Flood sweeps away bridge at Barhabise

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CHUTARA — Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar last night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles to the people especially from Barhabise municipality and Bhotekoshi rural municipality, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS. Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the road sides.

Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa. Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, said preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.

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