HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BIRATNAGAR: Three persons died in separate incidents on Saturday. Indra Bahadur Gurung (45) of Kerabari-9, Morang died after the tree he was cutting fell on top of him. Chandra Bahadur Moktan (55) of Chuhandanda-5, Tehrathum died when he slipped from the hill in Majhitar on his way home from the forest in the evening, police informed. Likewise, Krishna Kumari Shrestha( 60) of Satyadevi VDC-8, Dhading died on Saturday night after being hit by a stone while asleep. Police have held a suspect in connection with the killing. — HNS
DHANGADHI: Armed Police Force on Saturday seized a huge cache of weapons and bullets in Bhalumare, Kailali. The force said a special team deployed from Attariya recovered 280 bullets inside a cave. APF recovered 185 rounds of bullets used for AK 47, 95 rounds of bullets used for LMGs. No one has been arrested.
One killed in accident
ILAM: Ram Bahadur Rai (55) died after falling off a jeep in Ilam on Sunday. District Police Office said Rai, who sustained serious injury, died while being rushed to Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital. Police have impounded the jeep and detained the driver Yam Gurung. –– HNS
GAIGHAT: Arun (8) and his brother Karan (6), sons of Gopal Ghale Magar of Sundarpur-2 drowned on Saturday when they were swimming in Siwai River of Udaypur, Sundarpur VDC. —
Two held with drugs
BIRATNAGAR: Police on Sunday arrested two persons involved in narcotics trade near Jogbani. Mohammad Sahid and Abhishek Thapa, both from Biratnagar, were held with 88 bottles of corex, said police. Both are in custody of District Police Office. –– HNS
Heat claims one in
Rautahat: The severe heat wave has affected life in Rautahat district. A youth succumbed to the soaring temperature on Saturday. Ram Babu Raut (25) of Gaur municipality-12 died of heat stroke when he was working in his yard. The daily highest temperature has been above 40 degrees Celsius in Rautahat. “Most people start their day as early as 4:00 am to avoid working in the afternoon heat,”said Local Ramji Thakur of Matshari. Fewer people come to the District Development Office and District Land Revenue Office, among others due to unbearable heat, he said. Gaur-based Jaisawal Hotel’s proprietor Anil Jaisawal said his business has been hit hard as the food cooked in the morning goes bad by evening. Meanwhile, the District Hospital has seen a surge in number of viral fever, diarrhoea, typhoid, snake-bite and loo patients. Among hundreds of patients coming for treatment everyday, 10-12 come to treat snake-bites, informed Hospital Chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh. “We have been telling patients to drink lots of water, to keep indoor during the daytime and visit the nearby health centres for any medical emergencies,” Singh said.