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SAFF U-19 Championship: Nepal, Bangladesh enter into semi

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KATHMANDU —

Nepal and Bangladesh have secured their semi-final spot of the U-19 Saff Championship.

Bangladesh sent Bhutan packing with a 2-0 victory in the Group A match of the first SAFF U-19 Championship here at the ANFA Complex grounds on Saturday to secure their spot in the semis.

The Bangladeshi team scored both their goals in the first half of the match played at Anfa complex in Satdobato. Rohit Sarkar and Manaf Rabbi scored for the team.

Bangladesh’s victory means Nepal made it to the semi-finals and the two teams will now play on Monday to decide the group winner.
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Bhutan, who lost 3-1 against Nepal on Wednesday, slammed out of the group stage without a win in the three-team pool. Nepal and Bangladesh are tied on three points with both teams having in addition to two goal difference.

In Group B, Afghanistan — who registered a 3-1 win over Maldives on Friday, lead the remaining with three points. One goal each from Masoud Habibi, Al Ahamad Mansory and Mohammad Ahmadi gave Afghanistan three points from their first match.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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