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One Nepali dies another severely injured in Maryland gun shooting

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One Nepali had died and another severly injured injured in a gun shooting incident at a drugstore distribution center in Maryland, USA on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Brinda Giri, 41 from Baltimore — originally from Kaski and maternal home in Parbat,Nepal, according to Harry Bhandari,a Democratic candidate for state delegate from District 8 and a teacher with Baltimore City Schools.

Giri, a mother of two had recently moved to the US from Nepal to meet her husband who has been living there for 10 years.

Bhandari,who is a community leader and candidate for state delegate, said that another Nepali Purna Acharya is badly injured in the incident.

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Acharya is being treated at a local hospital reads the press release by Police.

The shooting took place at Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, 35 miles North-East from Baltimore. Isnochiya Moajli, 26, a co-worker said bullets were fired at local time 9 PM. The shooter shot others and himself at last.

Police rushed injured Giri to a hospital, where she died.

Three Americans have also died in the incident.

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Russian rocket fails in the mid air, crew lands safely

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COSMODROME—Booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and US astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed in mid-air on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing.

U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without any harm.

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, quoted by Interfax, said the problem occurred when the first and second stages of the booster rocket were in the process of separating.

The rocket was launched from the Soviet-era cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Reuters reporter who observed the launch from around 1 km away said that it had gone smoothly in its initial stage.

“Search and rescue teams are in the air and heading towards the expected touchdown location for the Soyuz spacecraft returning to Earth carrying two crew members,” NASA said in a statement.

 

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