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Two die after rivulet sweeps them away

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JAJARKOT — Two persons died in Dolpa district when a rivulet swept them away on Saturday.

Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Abadesh Bista at the District Police Office, Dolpa shared that Namgyal Lama, 63, of Se-Foksundo rural municipality-4, Namde and a youth (yet to be identified) of Chharka Tanssong rural municipality died while returning to home from Haat Bazaar.

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The Haat Bazaar takes place at Kyato and Marimla once a year. This year the event was conducted from August 10-26.

Haat is an open air market that serves a trading venue for local people in rural areas of Nepal.

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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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