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7 killed in Ramechhap jeep accident

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RAMECHHAP — At least seven people were killed and 7 others injured when a jeep skid off the road and plunged some 300 meters in Okhreni-1 of Ramechhap district on Thursday.

Among seven five people are identified as Lal Kumari Tamang (40), Janaki Tamang (27) and Ek Bahadur Aale (55) of Himganga-2; Darlami Magar (12) of Himganga-1; and Pushpa Magar of Himganga-7, according to the Ramechhap District Police Office.

Of the injured, four are said to be critical and rushed to Kathmandu for further treatment.

Chief District Officer Shesh Narayan Paudel said others are undergoing treatment at the District Hospital.

The doomed jeep (Na 1 Ja 4161) was making a beeline for Himganga from Ramechhap Bazaar when accident took place.

Security personnel with the help of locals have been carrying out rescue work.

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CCTV cameras lying idle

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BETRAWATI— The CCTV cameras installed at main market area and road side of Bidur Municipality in Nuwakot are lying idle.

As many as 25 sets of CCTV which were installed on the initiative of Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce and Industry are now dysfunctional.

The cameras were set up at the cost of Rs 3.5 million. The concerned side has not paid any attention to repair the cameras in the public which were helpful in maintaining security in the areas.

Right now almost all the CCTVs installed in the public places are not in functioning condition, said Basanta Kunwar, Superintendant of Police.

The cameras were installed a year ago in collaboration among the Nuwakot District Development Committee, Bidur Municipality, different banks and financial institutions.

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