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6 dead, 17 i injured in Banke microbus-truck collision

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NEPALGUNJ — At least six people were killed and 17 others injured when a microbus collided head-on with a truck in Banke district on Saturday morning.

The Hiace microbus (Ra 1 Kha 1662) en route from Tulsipur of Dang to Nepalgunj and the truck (Lu 1 Kha 7729) en route from Nepalgunj to Dang collided near Muguwa stream of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-9 at around 9:15 am this morning, killing four passengers on the spot, according to Kohalpur-based Area Police Office.

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Two others died during the course of treatment at Kohalpur Teaching Hospital. Three of the deceased are identified as Hiace driver Bali Ram Chaudhary,27-year-old Basanti Chaudhary and Tulsi Rawat of Tulsipur Municipality-8.

Identities of the other deceased have not been ascertained yet.

The injured are undergoing treatment at the same hospital.

Further investigation into the case is underway, police said.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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