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NA soldier shot in South Sudan

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KATHMANDU — A Nepal Army soldier deputed in the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in South Sudan was shot at by the People’s Liberation Army near the town of Yei in Central Equatoria.

The identity of the injured has not been disclosed by the NA.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning while the NA squad was on the way back to its operations base camp after transporting water to Yei.

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The injured soldier who works with the fourth troupe of Siddhi Baks Battalion deputed there is being treated at a hospital based in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. He is said to be out of a life threatening condition, the NA Directorate of Public Relations said.

The NA has been contributing to the UN peacekeeping missions since in 1958.

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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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