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Fresh quakes jolts Bajhang

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BAITADI — Bajhang district has been jolted by two fresh quakes on Saturday.

The quake with local magnitude 4.4 rocked the district at 6:08 am while another measuring 3.2 struck at 6:32 am, according to Kapil Maharjan, Technical Assistant at the Surkhet Regional Seismological Center.

The epicentre of both earthquakes was Mayan, 11 kilometres north-east from Chainpur, the district headquarters of Bajhang, added Maharjan.

Earlier quakes were realised on July 29 and 30 with their epicentres at the same place.

Locals have gathered at open place after the earthquake for safety.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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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.

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