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Trishuli bus plunge : PM Deuba expresses sorrow over loss of many lives

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed deep sorrow over the death of many people in a bus accident in Dhading Saturday morning.

A bus (Na 6 Kha 1467) en route to Kathmandu from Rajbiraj in Saptari district skidded off the road and plunged into the Trishuli River at around 5:00 am from the turning point at Ghatbesi in Gajuri Rural Municipality along the Prithvi Highway in Dhading district.

In a message of condolence, the Prime Minister said he was heartbroken by the news of the loss of many lives in the accident. He extended emotional tributes to the bereaved families and wished for speedy recovery of the injured.

The Prime Minister has instructed the local administration, Nepal Police, Nepal Army and the Armed Police Force to intensify the search for those went missing in the incident.

According to the police, the bus was carrying 55 passengers beyond its capacity at the time.

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Country marking today as Black Day

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KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.

Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.

Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.

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