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ONCE OVER: Bus plunge toll 48



JAJARKOT: After one more body was found on Thursday, the total death toll in the Jajarkot bus accident that took place a week ago has reached 48. The body of Kalika Khadka, 45, of Khalanga, who had gone missing in the accident, was found floating in the Bheri River at Devsthal of Sallibazar in Salyan on Thursday. Her

relatives had performed her final rites on Thursday morning by burning Khadka’s effigy as her whereabouts were unknown for a week. “Just an hour after her effigy was cremated, Khadka’s body was found,” said DSP Dinesh Raj Mainali. Forty-eight bodies have been found after the bus en route to Surkhet from Jajarkot plunged into the Bheri River last Thursday. “Six more persons are still missing after the accident,” said DSP Mainali.

Two abductors held

Kaski Police on Wednesday held two persons on the charge of looting a state employee after abducting him from Nayabazaar in Pokhara. The accused have been identified as Dhakatam Adhikari, 33, of Hemja and Ashwin Surekha, 20, of Birgunj. They had abducted Thaneshwor Dhungana of Ganeshtole, Kaski. Dhungana is secretary

of Lamachour VDC. They had robbed Rs three lakh from him on November 12. Dhungana was abducted from near his residence and robbed the amount in cash and cheque from him. Police seized Rs 70,000 from their pockets.

‘Force’ showroom

An Indian motor company — Force Motors opened its showroom at Buddha Chowk in Pokhara on Thursday. Ayam Intercontinental Pvt Ltd is operating the showroom. Pokhara Chambers of Commerce and Industry Chairman Bindu Kumar Thapa and General Manager Rabindra Patki of Force Motors, India, inaugurated the showroom. Chairman of Dhruba Bahadur Thapa of Ayam Intercontinental Pvt Ltd said jeeps, cargo kings, tractors and other vehicles will be sold from the showroom.

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