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Bus plunges into Trishuli River : 11 dead, 16 rescued alive, dozens missing [update]

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DHADING — The death toll in Dhading bus accident has climbed to 11 as more bodies were recovered from the accident site at Ghatbesi Bange Mode in Dhading district.

A passenger bus en route to KAthmandu from Rajbiraj has plunged into Trishuli River at Ghatbesi Bange Mode in Dhading district on early Saturday morning.

According to SP Dhruba Raj Raut at Dhading Disttrict Police Office, police have recovered 11 dead bodies from the river so far, out of which seven are male and four female, however, the identities of those killed are yet to be ascertained.

As many as 16 others have been rescued alive. Th all are injured. 13 among those injured are undergoing treatment at Gajuri Hospital while two others have been sent to Trauma Center in Kathmandu.

The exact number of passengers on board the ill-fated bus, Na 4 Kha 1467, bus is still not known, therefore, rescuers have no idea how many bodies might be in the river. Police believe there are still dozens of passengers trapped inside the bus.

Police have begun the rescue operation but as the bus is still inside the river, they see a very slim chance that the trapped passengers could be rescued alive.

Nepal Army, Armed Police Force have been deployed to the incident site for rescue operation.

The bus belonging to Santosh Travels fell into the river at 5:30am Saturday, according to police.

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Civil service employees disagree ordinance

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RUPANDEHI- The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government.

Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal government through Province-5 Chief Minister and Office of Council of Ministers.

It may be noted that a 22-point common concept was submitted to the government through Chief Secretary of the federal government after holding discussions among national level trade unions of civil service. The discussion was coordinated by the authentic trade union of civil service employees.

The committee has expressed disagreement on the issuance of employees adjustment ordinance-2018 against the share concerns against the shared concept of the employees.

The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) has been insisting on the government to adjust employees as per the Adjustment Act-2074 and immediately enforce the voluntary retirement plan as per the Clause 13 of the Act.

A team headed by Association Province-5 Chairperson Madan Gautam had submitted the memorandum to Secretary of Chief Minister and Council of Minister, Basanta Adhikari.

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