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One dies, 26 injure as bus catches fire after crash with truck

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SIRAHA — A woman was killed and 26 other passengers wounded when a passenger bus burst into blazes after it collides with a truck early today at Golbazaar of Siraha under the East-West highway.

The passenger bus (Na 5 Kha 8538) collided with a truck (Na 2 Kha 4294), said Inspector, Rajendra Upadhaya, of Area Police Office, Golbazaar.

An unidentified woman burned to death in the mishap while the injured passengers were rushed to various hospitals in Golbazar for treatment.

The fire has completely destroyed the bus and the passengers’ belongings. The continual rainfall is hammering the rescue effort, police said.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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