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May 5, 2014-

6 killed in Sindhuli bus crash

SINDHULI: Six persons died and 32 others were hurt in a bus accident at Kamalamai Municipality-10 on BP Highway on Monday. The vehicle heading to Chakchake from Kathmandu fell off a bridge at Karkare. Five of the dead have been identified as bus driver Uddav Pulami Magar and Chitra Bahadur Pulami, Sukumaya Tamang, Jamuna Karki and Rameshwor Adhikari, said police. The identity of a man killed in the crash is yet to be ascertained. Eleven seriously injured were taken to Kathmandu, while the others are receiving care at Bardibas and Lalagadh. Police suspect the vehicle was speeding.

Street vendors call off banda

KATHMANDU: The agitating street vendors have called off a banda scheduled for Tuesday after the government formed a committee to address their concerns. Maya Gurung, secretary of the Nepal Street Vendors’ Association, said they decided to back off as the government committed to resolve their issues within three days. They have been seeking alternative venues after the Home Ministry evicted them from streets. The vendors have rejected 10 vending zones offered around Kathmandu, saying they are not suitable for business. (PR)

Published: 06-05-2014 07:49

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