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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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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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