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Paragliding Pre-World Cup: Weather spoilsport Saturday’s competition

Gorkha Post

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POKHARA —

Due to the sudden change in climate in Pokhara, the event of the Paragliding Pre-World Cup planned for Saturday has been scratched off.

The paragliding Pre-World Cup was commenced on Friday for the first time in Nepal where as many as 150 paragliding pilots from 36 countries including Nepal are participating.

Hosted by Nepal Airsports Association (NAA), the competition will last for a week.

According to NAA technician, Rabin Gurung, the pilots have taken their flights over Sarangkot, Armala, Dhikidanda and Toripani of Kaski amid the practice on Friday.

Upwards of 30 pilots are participating from Nepal, according to NAA Chairperson Yogesh Bhattarai.

The winner of the event will get Rs 50,000 cash prize besides trophy, medal and certificate; while the first and second runner-ups will get Rs 40,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively.

The organiser will also honor best three contenders of Overall Women, Overall Nepali and Sports Class classifications.

NAA said the effective completion of the worldwide event will help to promote adventurous sports and tourism industry in the country.

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Two died and eight injured in accident

Pratigya Waiju

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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