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Candle light vigil in memory of US-Bangla plane crash victims

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A candle light vigil at Maitighar Mandala on Tuesday evening in memory of those killed in the US-Bangla plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday that killed 52 people. RSS photo

KATHMANDU — A candle light vigil has been observed at Maitighar Mandala on Tuesday evening in memory of those killed in the US-Bangla plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday.

An organization of health practitioners, Sakshyam Foundation Nepal, observed the vigil; expressed condolences to the bereaved family members, and wished eternal peace to the departed souls. Doctors, nurses and health workers gathered at the vigil.

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Foundation Chairman Dr CK Singh said the deaths of many students returning home with the completion of medical studies from Bangladesh was an irreparable loss to the country.

The Foundation demanded that the government provide proper treatment to the injured ones.

Fifty persons travelling by the plane died after the crash, while 21 others are receiving treatments at different hospital.

Similarly, the students from Nepal Law Campus mourned the deaths by lighting the candle.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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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.

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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.

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