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Death toll in Lamjung bus accident rises to 11

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LAMJUNG — The death toll in the bus accident that happened on Thursday evening has reached 11. A bus (Na Chha Kha 4136) en route to Jeetakot from Damauli plunged some 300 metres down off the road in Madhyanepal municipality-5, Tamakhani.

The identity of all the deceased have been established, said the Tanahun District Police Office. The deceased of late are Sagar thapa, 16, of Madhyanepal municipality-6 and a two-month baby, Joya Khawas.

The Pokhara-based Manipal Hospital had declared them dead no sooner they were taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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