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Govt forms 6-member committee to probe US-Bangla plane crash

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KATHMANDU — The government has formed a six-member committee on Monday to probe the crash-landing of US-Bangla Airlines at Tribhuvan International Airport.

The committee is led by former director general at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Yagya Prasad Gautam. Joint secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane has been designated as the member secretary of the panel.

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The committee has been assigned to initiate investigation as early as possible, according to Minister Lal Babu Pandit.

The government has also paid tribute to all the victims killed in the accident and wished quick recovery of those who survived and receiving treatment at different hospitals.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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