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6 injured in Baitadi bus accident

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BAITADI — At least six people were injured when a bus they were travelling in met with an accident at Patan Municipality-7 in Baitadi district on Sunday.

Among to the injured, Bhojraj Joshi (60) of Baitadi and Chandra Dhami (28) of Api Municiaplity of Darchula sustained crtitical wounds and they were rushed to Kailali for treatment, DSP Mohan Prasad Pokharel of the District Police Office, Baitadi informed.

The passengers with minor injuries are being treated at a local hospital.

Police said that the incident occurred when the bus (Na 5 Kha 4565) heading towards Darchula from Mahendranagar skidded off the street and fell 30 meters down at around 3:45 am.

There were 17 persons on board the bus when the incident took place.

Police said that they have detained bus driver Bharat Bhatta (32) of Jhalari Pipaladi Municipality of Kanchanpur for investigation.

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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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