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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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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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