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Three dies in Morang road accidents

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URLABARI— Three persons died in separate road accidents in Morang district last night.

Two persons died after a truck (Na 5 Kha 1920) from the opposite direction hit a motorbike (Ko 12 Pa 9682) in Belbari Municipality-4 along the East-West Highway. According to Police Inspector Shiva Kumar Pokharel, motorcyclist Man Kumar Rai, 40, and pillion rider Barna Kumar Rai, 45, of Belbari Municipality-11 died while receiving treatment at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan.

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Similarly, a pedestrian was killed after a bus hit him at Kanepokhari Rural Municipality-7 along the East-West Highway. Local Bishnu Bhetwal, 50, died after the bus (Na 5 Kha 2141) knocked him down while crossing the road.
Seriously injured in the incident, Bhetwal breathed his last while receiving medical treatment in Neuro Hospital, Biratnagar.

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Quake epicenter Barpak to see international-level museum

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GORKHA— Minister for Financial Affairs and Planning of Gandaki Province, Kiran Gurung said the province government has chalked out a plan to ensure electricity, drinking water and road to the access of all people within coming five years.

Inaugurating a branch office of Sadhana Microfinance at Barpak Sutikot Rural Municiplaity-1 on Sunday, he said, “The province government is working with the perspective plan to bring economic changes in the province”.

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He further noted all the federal, provincial and local governments are outlining their respective plans to develop Nepal as a prosperous nation keeping people’s needs at the centre.

Minister Gurung suggested the financial institutions to lay emphasis on productive sector while making investments which could only contribute to thrive the national economy.

Importantly the province government has put forth a plan to construct a museum of international standard at Barpak, the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake, for the promotion of the area, he shared.

The province government also has come up with a programme to run 300 home stay in order to attract domestic and foreign tourists.

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