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Airbus grounds Super Puma helicopters after 13 killed

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Airbus Helicopters said all commercial passenger flights of helicopters similar to the Super Puma that crashed off Norway on Friday have been suspended.

A H225 Super Puma ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea, likely killing all 13 people on board.

Britain and Norway said they were halting flights of the same type of helicopter, also known as the EC225LP.

Airbus Helicopters, a unit of Airbus Group, said the temporary ban extended to the whole fleet.

“Under these tragic circumstances, and until these elements are available, we are allied with the decision taken to put all commercial EC225LP passenger flights on hold,” the company said in a statement.

The helicopter went down around midday (local time) in the archipelago off the coast of Bergen, Norway’s second-biggest city.

Eleven bodies have been recovered and the two remaining people are presumed dead, rescue services said.Search and rescue operations were called off late Friday afternoon.

The aircraft was carrying 11 Norwegians, one Briton and one Italian, rescue services said.

The helicopter broke into pieces near a small island and parts of the wreck were found scattered on land and at sea.

Part of the helicopter was resting on the seabed under five to seven metres of water, around 20 metres from land.

The helicopter was returning from the Gullfaks B oil and gas platform, operated by Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil.

The area, just west of Bergen, has frequent helicopter traffic to and from offshore oil installations. Weather conditions on the day were normal.

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Bouddha registers nine rape cases in four months

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KATHMANDU— A total of nine cases of rape were registered in four months at Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Circle Bouddha.
The rape cases were registered from mid-July to mid-November 2018.

Deputy Superintendent of Police at Metropolitan Police Circle Bouddha, Narendra Chand shared that the police registered cases against 15 people on the charge of their involvement in rape cases.

An eight-year-old girl to a 67-year-old woman, among others, have filed cases against rape.

Police had arrested and filed case against seven persons on the charge of raping a 12-year girl in a room on the premises of Cricket Ground in Mulpani on November 7.

However, an accused is still at large. The arrested are Bikhasu Tharu, 28, Naresh Kushma, 21, Rajkumar Tharu, 22, Rabin Itani, 21, Rajesh Tharu, 16, Hari Kumal, 19, and Dilliram Tharu, 34.

Likewise, police had arrested Rakesh Shrestha, 40, of Kathmandu Gokarneswor Municipality-6 for raping 8 and 9 years girls on July 26.

According to the data provided by Bouddha police, Hari Timilsina, 49, of Shankharapur Municipality was arrested for raping a 15-year girl and a case was filed against him.

Similarly, a case was registered against Dal Bahadur Shahi, 47, of Shankharapur Municipality on charge of raping a 63-year-old woman.

35-year old Shanbhu Giri of Silugadhi of India was held for raping an 11-year old girl from Kavre.

Among other arrested on the rape charge are Dawa Tamang, 24 of Solukhumbu Dudhkunda Municiplaity-6, Rajan Mandal, 22, of Biratnagar, Madan Pariyar, 39, of Jhapa Gauradaha and Kabi Shrestha, 31, of Dolakha Bhimeswor Municiplaity-8.

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