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7 killed, 15 rescued as bus plunged in Trishuli River

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DHADING — At least 7 people were killed and 15 others have been rescued alive when a bus plunged in the Trisuli River at Gajuri Rural Municipality in the district on early Saturday morning.

According to area police office Gajuri, 13 among those injured are undergoing treatment at Gajuri Hospital while two others have been sent to Trauma Center in Kathmandu.

The ill-fated bus, Na 4 Kha 1467, heading to Kathmandu from Rajbiraj of Saptari skidded off and plunged into the Trishuli River at 6 am today.

Nepal Army, Armed Police Force have been deployed to the incident site for rescue.

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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