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8 killed in Doti jeep mishap

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DOTI — At least 8 people were killed and 7 others injured in a jeep accident here in Jijodamandu-8 of the district on Tuesday night.

According to the District Police Office, Doti, the deceased have been identified as Dr Jayraj Panta (62), Gudi Panta (55), Sabitra Panta (52) of Jijodamandu-8, Doti, Dr Ganesh Panta (61), Keshab Raj Panta (59), Harina Tamata (36), jeep driver Chetram Balayar of Banlek-1 and Janaki Tamrakar (17).

The injured have been identified as Navrata Panta (45), Gaurav Panta (30), Laxmi Nepali (9), Dhan Mabadur Tamata (38), Kalawati Tamata (38), Anita Tamata (22) and Dhauli Tamata.

Although the injured were rushed to the Dadeldura Hospital, some critically injured have been taken to Dhangadhi for further treatment.

The incident occurred when the jeep (Na 1 Ja 3294) heading towards Jijodamandu from Bangdungrisain veered off the road and fell some 500 metres down at around 9 pm.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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