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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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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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