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9 killed in Lamjung bus mishap

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LAMJUNG — At least nine people have been dead after a bus en route to Lamjung from Damauli met with an accident in Tamakhani village of Madhya Nepal Municipality, Thursday evening.

According to police, the skidded off the road and plunged some 400 metres down the road. Eight people died on the spot, informed police.

Twelve other passengers were seriously injured while nine of them in critical condition, according to the police.

The ill-fated bus (Na 6 Kha 4136) was headed for Jita from Damauli, informed police.

Those in critical condition were sent to a hospital in Tanahun via ambulance while the rest of the injured were sent on passenger buses.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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