Dhankuta woman crushed to death

DHANKUTA: A woman died after being crushed by a tree at Chanuwa of Dhankuta district on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Kumari Shrestha (36) of Chanuwa-7, informed the Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Julum Kumar Chaudhari.

Shrestha, along with her son, was chopping the tree for firewood when the tree fell upon her and injured her.

She breathed her last while being rushed to the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences for treatment, police added.

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old Amrit Rai of Hasanpur in Bhojpur died after he fell from a cliff at Chhintang, on Monday.

Rai was returning home from selling bamboos when the incident occurred, police informed.