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Death toll from consuming toxic mushroom reaches 10

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PANCHTHAR — The death toll from the consumption of toxic mushroom in Panchthar district has reached 10 with the demise of Birendra Madlak of Adna-1 last night.

He was fallen ill after consuming wild mushroom on May 23 and taken to Ghopa of Dharan.

He breathed his last on the way to Amda Hospital in Damak. He was rushed to Amda Hospital for ICU after his treatment at Dharan turned in vain.

With this the death toll from the consumption of spurious mushroom in Panchthar has reached 10.

Other seven patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the east, said Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) at Panchthar District Police Office, Krishna Prasad Koirala.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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