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Swimming competition in Phewa lake

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KASKI— A swimming competition is to be organized in Phewa lake in Pokhara on Friday.

The eighth open swimming championship is to be held on a distance of 2.5 kilometres in the Phewa lake, Nepal Swimming Association general secretary Jagatman Shrestha announced at a news conference here on Wednesday.

He said that the swimming competition is being organized for the promotion of sports tourism through swimming.

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According to him, about 50 people including foreign tourists will participate in the event. There will be separate events for women and men. The swimming course is from Barahighat to the other side of the lake and then back to Barahighat, Shrestha said.

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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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