MAHOTTARI— The workers at Everest Sugar and Chemical Industries Limited in Ramnagar, Mahottari have continued their hunger strike today to press the industry administration to address their demand.
The protestors have been protesting against a cut on facilities and perks the Industry had been providing to them for years. Following the facility removal, a group of 10 workers jointly launched an indefinite hunger strike that reached its second day today, in front of the entrance to the industry.
The protest is led by Nir Bahadur Adhikari, Vice Chairperson of the All Nepal Industrial Workers’ Union.
“We were forced to resort to the protest as facilities the workers had been receiving for years from the Industry were cut,” said a worker leader Parshuram Khanal.
Their talks with the industry administration at different times failed to reach an agreement however, said another worker leader Murari Dulal.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
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.
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.