Print Edition - 2018-06-15  |  Sports Digest

Nepal No 1 cyclist dies in SL

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Jun 15, 2018-

Nepali national mountain bike champion Narayan Gopal Maharjan passed away Wednesday due to drowning after the cou-ntry’s No 1 cyclist fell into a river while participating in the Rumble in the Jungle—offroad bicycle race—in Sri Lanka. Internati-onal news agency Agence France-Presse reported, citing a police source, that a Nepali rider was swept to death after falling into Mahaweli river at Kuda Oya, 230 kilometres southest of Colombo. “We have recovered the body from a nearby reservoir,” APF quoted a police official as saying. The rider was not named until his family was informed. (PR)

Published: 15-06-2018 08:52

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