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One foreign national killed, 8 injured in jeep accident

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UDAYAPUR — A foreign tourist was killed and eight Nepalis were injured in a jeep accident at Ghurmi in Udayapur district on Monday.

The nationality of the tourist is yet to be acertained, according to Ghurmi Traffic Police In-charge, Ram Kumar Shah.

Two of the injured are in critical condition and preparations are being made to send them to Kathmandu for further treatment, shared In-charge Shah.

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The incident took place when the jeep (Na 2 Ja 7969) travelling to Okhaldhunga from Kathmandu fell some 100 metres off the road near Ghurmi Bazaar at Katari Municipality-14 in the district, according to the District Police Office, Udayapur.

Further investigation into the case is underway, police informed.

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Maha Astami being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.

On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.

People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.

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Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.

On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.

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