DAMAULI: A youth died and five others sustained injuries due to an electric short-circuit at Phalamdanda of Bandipur Municipality in Tanahun on Thursday evening. The deceased has been identified as Deepak Gurung, 23, a local, said Raj Kumar Basnet, in-charge of Bandipur Police Post. Gurung, who was critically injured in the incident, died while undergoing treatment at Bandipur Hospital. Bi Maya Gurung, 39, Tunu Maya Gurung, 16, Buddhi Gurung, 18, Karang Gurung, 23, and Arati Shrestha were injured in the incident. They are undergoing treatment at a health facility in Pokhara. The accident took place when they were having snacks at Bi Maya’s house. Lightning could have caused an electric short-circuit, police said. The body has been sent to Bandipur Hospital for post-mortem.

Motorcyclist killed

MAHENDRANAGAR: A motorcyclist died when a bus hit his two-wheeler at Krishnapur VDC in Bani along the East-West Highway in Kailali on Thursday night. The deceased has been identified as Dinesh Rana of Dekhatbhuli VDC, Kalagaudi of the district. He died while undergoing treatment at Padma Hospital in Attariya. Police have detained the bus driver and impounded the vehicle.

Landslide kills woman

BHOJPUR: An elderly woman died after her house was swept away by a landslide triggered due to incessant rainfall at Num VDC, Sirise, in Bhojpur, on Thursday night. The deceased has been identified as Kali Maya Rai, 60. Her body was found 50 metres from her house. Bed Gurung of Num sustained injuries in the incident and is undergoing treatment at a health facility in the district headquarters, said police.

NC office vandalised

CHITWAN: The regional office of the Nepali Congress in Chitwan was vandalised Thursday night. According to NC Chitwan Secretary Jit Narayan Shrestha, an unidentified group vandalised the office. The doors and windows of the office have been broken. The party has demanded action against the culprits. Police said search for those involved in vandalism was underway.

Statute soon: Gautam

Bardiya: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam on Friday said that the new constitution would be promulgated within next two months. Talking to journalists at a programme organised by Press Chautari Nepal, Bardiya Chapter, Minister Gautam said the 16-point agreement reached among the four  political parties earlier had ensured the promulgation of the new constitution. He said the parties reached an agreement on eight provinces with its names and border demarcation to be determined after drafting the constitution.