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Wife killed, husband injured after bus hit them while morning walk

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JANAKPUR — A couple taking a morning walk were hit by a bus from behind killing the wife and seriously injuring the husband in early Sunday morning.

Shambu Sah, 45 and his better half Pramila Sah, 42, of Janakpur Sub Metropolis – 9 were taking a morning walk when a bus coming from Dhalkebar hit them at a section located between the Pidari and Ramananda intersections at 4:30 am.

The wife was killed on the spot while her husband Shambu sustained critical injuries with a broken left leg.

As Shambu’s treatment is not possible at the Janakpur Zonal Hospital, he will be airlifted to Kathmandu on a helicopter, said Inspector Gunraj Budhathoki of District Police Office, Dhanusha.

The police have launched a manhunt for the absconding driver and the bus.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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