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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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