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Protesters, smugglers clash at Birgunj border point

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BIRGUNJ — Cadres of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front clashed with a group of alleged Indian smugglers on Wednesday at the Nepal-India border point in Birgunj.

The situation of Birgunj-Raxual border point is tense after the clash.

The clash occurred when protesters tried to prevent the stop the traders from bringing in goods from Raxual on foot.

At least four Morcha cadres were injured in the incident, police said. The group hurled four petrol bombs from the Indian side on the protesters on the Nepali side, due to which four protesters were injured.

There is a strong presence of Police to prevent further clashes among the protesters and local traders.

According SP Raj Babu Shrestha of Parsa District Police Office, a group of around 200 persons from Raxaul tried to supply various goods across the border and the protesting UDMF cadres tried to block them.

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Massive fire destroys entire settlement at Madhuban in Sunsari





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ITAHARI — A massive fire that broke out at Ikrahi settlement at Baraha Kshetra Municipality-11 here Saturday night has destroyed goods and property worth more than Rs 6 million. However, no human casualties have been reported in the incident so far.

The fire gutted around 82 shelters with corrugated zinc and straw roofs in the settlement, said Kedar Bista, the Baraha Kshetra Municipality Ward No 11 Chairman.

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He said it is estimated that goods and property worth more than 6 million rupees have been destroyed.

According to him, the entire settlement was destroyed and some children were also injured by fire. Two cattle heads were killed in the incident. It is not known how and from whose house the fire started.

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