KATHMANDU — Bhutan’s Chief Justice and Chief Advisor to the Interim Government Dasho Tshering Wangchuk has arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday morning to attend the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) being held here on August 30 and 31.
Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel received Wangchuk who landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 8:15 am.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is also scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu today at 2:00 pm. President of Myanmar Win Myint has arrived yesterday.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.