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All paragliders rescued

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KASKI — All the nine paragliders who met with an accident in the Lake City have been rescued alive Tuesday afternoon. Seven paragliders fell into the Fewa Lake in Pokhara, one paraglider fell in Armala while another another in Majheripatan after they lost control due to strong wind.

They were rescued by the police on Tuesday, as per SP Ghanshyam Aryal of the District Police Office, Kaski.

The paragliders, all of them foreigners, fell into the Lake after they lost control due to strong wind, Krishna Bhandari, Coordinator of the competition informed.

The paragliders, who flew the height of 1400 meters from Sarangkot, were supposed to land at Khapaudi on the banks of Phewa Lake.

Over 150 pilots from 26 countries including Nepal are competing in the Paragliding Pre-World Cup that is being held at Pokhara.

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Correction : Earlier it was reported that 6 paragliders have fallen in Fewa lake where as actual number of paragliders should be 9, hence, it is corrected here.

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Country marking today as Black Day

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KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.

Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.

Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.

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