Mishap claims four

SANKHUWASABHA: Four persons died while four others injured when a tractor met with an accident in Chewakhola of Khandbari in the district on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Bhim Bahadur Karki (50) of Shittalpati-1, Ambar Shrestha (55) of Shittalpati-4, Ambar Rai (45) of Khandbari-3 and Raj Kumar Tamang (32) of Khandbari-4. The tractor driver Bishal Kumal, helper Ramesh Kumal and other two passengers were injured in the mishap. The injured are undergoing treatment in the district hospital. According to the hospital source, all the injured are in critical condition. — HNS

Cop hurt in clash

BIRGUNJ: A policeman was injured in a clash between the police and local youths in Birgunj sub-metropolis on Saturday afternoon. The clash ensued when the police tried to resume traffic on Tribhuvan Highway that had been obstructed by the youths demanding compensation for two victims of a road mishap two weeks ago. The police had to use force to quell the agitating youths. — HNS

Tunnel found

LAMJUNG: A tunnel was found while constructing a septic tank for a toilet in Yam Bahadur Gurung’s land in Ghermu VDC of Lamjung on Saturday. Local Khadga Gurung said that the tunnel was two feet wide and three feet high. The tunnel is quite long but the length could not be estimated as it was very dark, he said. The locals speculated that the tunnel may be the ancient ruins of the Ghale or Shah kings who had ruled Lamjung at the time of the Baise-Chaubise states. The tunnel looks like a drainage system and is covered with stone slabs, the locals said. —RSS