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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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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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