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Lalbakaiya River boat capsize: Two bodies recovered

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LAHAN — Rescuers on Sunday have recovered the bodies of two people who went missing after the swollen Lalbakaiya River swept away a boat at Tikuliyaghat in Gaur Municipallity-4, Rauta-hat, on Saturday evening.

The bodies of Runa Devi Patel, 35, of Auraiya and Shanti Devi of Tikuliya, Gaur Municipallity-4 were found at Jamuwa Ghat of Shivghar District in India.

Three more people are still missing, according to the police.

The missing ones are Om Prakash Chandrabanshi, Indudevi Patel and Usma Patel, Superintendent of Police Kedar Dhakal said. Among them, Om Prakash was an assistant sailor.

24 people, including five women, survived the accident by swimming ashore and have come in contact with the local administration.

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The boat capsized at Tikuliyaghat of Gaur municipality-4 after hitting a pillar erected in course of the construction of a bridge over the Lal Bakaiya River as it was en route to Gaur from Aurhiya of Ishanath municipality. Twenty one were rescued alive.

The Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Indian Army and the locals continued combined search efforts for the search and rescue.

Lalbakaiya boat capsize: Two bodies recovered

LAHAN — Rescuers on Sunday have recovered the bodies of two people who went missing after the swollen Lalbakaiya River swept away a boat at Tikuliyaghat in Gaur Municipallity-4, Rauta-hat, on Saturday evening.

The bodies of Runa Devi Patel, 35, of Auraiya and Shanti Devi of Tikuliya, Gaur Municipallity-4 were found at Jamuwa Ghat of Shivghar District in India.

Three more people are still missing, according to the police.

The missing ones are Om Prakash Chandrabanshi, Indudevi Patel and Usma Patel, Superintendent of Police Kedar Dhakal said. Among them, Om Prakash was an assistant sailor.

24 people, including five women, survived the accident by swimming ashore and have come in contact with the local administration.

The boat capsized at Tikuliyaghat of Gaur municipality-4 after hitting a pillar erected in course of the construction of a bridge over the Lal Bakaiya River as it was en route to Gaur from Aurhiya of Ishanath municipality. Twenty one were rescued alive.

The Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Indian Army and the locals continued combined search efforts for the search and rescue.

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Wildfire goes out of control in Parbat

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PARBAT— A wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of two community forests at Bihadi Rural Municipality in the district has yet to come under control.

The inferno that took place at around 9 am on Thursday continues to rage, advancing towards the nearby settlements at Lingsing, Taltum, Lugring and Bhaterpata, putting lives at risk, said the police. The locals have been asked to stay alert.

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“At present, the flame is at the cliff above Salghari. It may engulf the nearby entire settlements if not taken under control soon,” said local resident Rishiram Bhusal. Thousands of rupees worth of healthy trees and medicinal herbs have been burnt down so far in the inferno, said the police.

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