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8 injured in Nawalaparasi jeep mishap

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NAWALAPARASI — At least eight persons were injured when a jeep they were going in met with a mishap at Naram Madhukot of Nawalparasi district on Saturday.

The occurrence happened when the jeep (Ga 1 Ja 4904) heading towards Daldale from Ruchang of the district fell somewhere in the range of 60 meters this morning, according to the police.

Among the injured, two are said to be in critical condition, said police.

Police said that they are investigating the case.

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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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