Boulder-hit kills two

BAJURA: A woman and her daughter died after a boulder fell on them at Badimalika Municipality in Bajura on Tuesday evening. The deceased have been identified as Roshani Rokaya, 20 and two-month-old Prashanna from Munakot VDC. According to District Police Office, Bajura, the boulder fell off the Bhairi Cliff while the woman and her baby were heading to their house from district headquarters Martadi. Meanwhile, Roshani’s husband Kamal said that the minor died on the spot while Roshani took died on the way to Martadi for treatment. ‘’The bodies have been kept in district hospital for post-mortem,’’ said police.

Fire in cheese factory

DHANKUTA: Property worth Rs 4.5 million was gutted after a factory producing chhurpi (hardened cheese) caught fire due to short circuit at Parewadin in Dhankuta on Tuesday night. The fire gutted equipment for processing chhurpi, said police. The fire started at 7:00pm. It was doused with the help of a fire engine, police personnel and locals. Kashinath Niraula of Dhankuta Municipality had been running the factory at the house of Shiva Kumar Shrestha. The house was also completely destroyed.