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One dies, nine injured in Rukum jeep accident

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RUKUM — One person died and nine others were injured when a jeep (Lu 1 Ja 2638) en route to Aathbiskot from Musikot of West Rukum met with an accident on Wednesday evening.

Khambu Khatri, aged around 29, of Banfikot rural municipality-7 died in the accident occurred at ward 6 of the same rural municipality, confirmed District Police Office.

Khatri’s wife Amrita Khatri, 27, and seven-year-old son Hidan Khatri sustained serious injuries. Other injured are Prakash Nepali, 35, Niruta Khatri, 20, Bal Bahadur Nepali, 40, Raj Kumar Khatri, 26 and girl child Manju Khatri of ward 7 and Ramesh Khatri, 25, and Man Bahadur Bista, 38, of ward 12.

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The injured are undergoing treatment at the District Hospital Salle while the Khatri mother and son with critical injuries were sent to Nepalgunj for further treatment.

The jeep met with the accident probably due to overload of passengers beyond its capacity. Investigation into the accident is underway.

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34 people involved in sex trade arrested

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KATHMANDU — Metropolitan Police Circle Gongabu has arrested 34 people involved in sex trade.

During a joint operation held last night at Deepjyoti and Mitranagar area in Gongabu, law enforcement officers raided restaurants running as a cover for sex trade, sale of contraband drugs and gambling. Among the arrested 19 are men and 15 women.

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Circle’s Chief Pratap Poudel said the operation is part of a broader plan of making the Naya Bus Park area a controlled sector for human trafficking and sex trade.

He added that further investigation is being launched with police planning to file cases against 12 of the arrestees.

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