INARUWA — A child died of burn injuries last night at Koshi Rural Municipality-1 in Sunsari district.
The District Police Office Sunsari said that 12-year-old Suraj Marik died after the fire broke out in the house of local Bindeshwor Marik.
The boy died after the fire broke out in the house from the light lit to keep mosquitoes away.
It is said that Suraj was alone at home in the time of fire, Deputy Superintendent of Police Narayan Prasad Chimariya said.
Three thatched-roof houses were also gutted to cinder in the fire while properties worth Rs 250,000 were damaged in the fire, local Pawan Rauniyar said.
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.