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Malaysia bus crash kills 8, wounds 33 factory workers

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GEORGE TOWN — At least eight people were killed and 33 others suataine injuries in a bus collision along the expressway in the Malaysian northern state of Penang on Tuesday morning, local newspaper New Straits Times reported.

The accident took place at around 5:30 am local time.

A bus ferrying Nepalese and Indonesian workers, had stopped on the left side of the road after an engine problem, while another bus, carrying 15 workers, failed to brake in time and rammed into the first bus pushing it to the right side of the road, NST quoted a police officer as saying.

It was reported that the stationary bus was carrying Indonesian and Nepalese workers from a Sony factory while the other bus was carrying workers from a Plexus factory.

Meanwhile, Nepali Embassy in Malaysia has informed that no Nepalis were hurt in the incident. The embassy said that the details of incident is yet to be ascertained.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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