Elderly drowns

JHAPA: An elderly citizen died after he was swept away by the local Setekhola River at Mahamai VDC in Ilam on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Nar Bahadur Sambahamphe, 79, of the VDC. The elderly citizen was heading towards Jhapa after a meal at his daughter’s house.

SI Birenda Yadav of Danabari Police Post said the body was taken to Mechi Zonal Hospital, Bhadrapur, for the post-mortem.