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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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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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