Cable stolen

BARA: An unidentified gang stole power cable from Bramhapuri of Bara district during an outage on Friday, locals said. Power supply has been disrupted in Bhatauda Wards No 1, 2 and 3 since the theft. — HNS

Mishap kills one

SIRAHA: One person died and two were hurt when a truck met with an accident in Rampurbirta along the East-West highway on Friday night. Area Police Office at Ramnagar Mirchaiya said truck driver Manikrishna Lama died on the spot while his helper Prakash Tamang and Ramsagar Shah of Rampurbirta were hurt in the accident. — HNS

Elderly shot at

SARLAHI: Rabi Bahadur Khadka, 65, of Hariwan village development committee-8 was injured when a thief, who had come to steal a goat from the house of Khadka’s neighbour Ram Bahadur Karki, opened fire on Friday night. According to police, the thief shot at Khadka when he came to rescue Karki. — HNS

Dysentery in Dang

DANG: Dysentery has been spreading in Dang district. More and more patients are visiting the district hospital based in Ghorahi, the district headquarters of Dang, for treatment. Over 15 patients have been visiting the hospital every day for a week. Health workers said consumption of polluted water was the main reason behind the spread of the disease. — HNS