KATHMANDU — Muslims across the country are observing Eid-ul-Fitr with zest and zeal on Thursday.
The festival marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims observe a stringent dawn-to-dusk fast.
The great festival of the Islamic community is being observed with great gaiety and gusto by reciting special Namaz, offering prayers in mosque, receiving blessings from elders and giving blessings to juniors.
On this day, Muslims gathered mainly in the mosque or any outdoor location in the early morning for prayer and break their fast feasting on delicacies.
The government has declared a public holiday today on the occasion.
1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap
DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.
The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.
Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.Follow @gorkhapost