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Locals block road over woman’s death in accident

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NUWAKOT — Locals of Okharpauwa have blocked the Jitpur-Okharpauwa road in protest against the death of a local woman in a road accident.

They have been demanding action against the mini-truck driver that hit the women to death and compensation to the affected family.

As a result, vehicles carrying solid waste to the dumping site in Okharpauwa have been stranded on the road.

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Local resident Sita Balami,30, died on the spot after being hit by the mini-truck with registration number Ba 5 Kha 2523 at a resident of Kakani rural municipality-1 last night. Taking over the incident, the locals have blocked the road since early morning today.

As a result, some 100 trucks loaded with solid waste from Kathmandu have been stopped at Jitpur, according to District police chief Basant Kunwar.

Efforts are being made to resolve the issue and open the road for traffic, as a team led by the DSP at the District Police Office and another team from Kathmandu have been mobilized for the same.

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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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