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Moderate rains forecast for three days in most parts of country

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KATHMANDU — Light to moderate rains has been predicted in most of the parts of the country in the next three days, while some areas are likely to hit by heavy rainfall.

The Meteorological Forecasting Division in a press statement today predicted the possibility of rains in most of the parts of the country with the occurrence of normal to complete change in weather.

Some areas in the eastern and central Nepal are likely to record heavy rain tonight. As per the division’s latest details, Kathmandu today recorded 3.5 mm rains, Taplejung and Okhaldhnga 6 mm, Simara 16 mm, Pokhara 14 mm, Nepalgunj 34 mm, Dhangadhi 11 mm and Dadeldhura 30 mm rains.

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The maximum temperature in the Kathmandu Valley was measured 29.5 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature 21 degree Celsius. The division has urged people living near the banks of a major river system to stay alert to the possibility of a flooding due to continuous rains predicted for three days.

Water levels in the Kankai, Koshi, Kamala, Paschim Rapti and Babai will increase today.

However, there is no possibility of water flow above the danger line in the rivers like Karnali, Mahakali and their tributaries. Floods in small rivers passing through Chure hills have been predicted.

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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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