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5 Nepalis killed in India road accident

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KATHMANDU — At least five Nepalis were killed in a bus truck collision in Uttar Pradesh of India on Monday.  Other 28 persons were injured in the incident.

The incident took place when the bus (Na 4 Kha 7687) heading towards Delhi from Butwal via Nepalgunj collided head-on with the truck at Risiya in Baharaich of Uttar Pradesh yesterday night.

A police team under the charge of Inspector Pramod Kumar Chhetri has been sent to the incident site to inquire about the accident, according to DSP Tek Prasad Rai of the District Police Office, Banke.

Preparations are underway to bring the bodies to Nepal, he added.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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