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June 16, 2024, Sunday

Dhangadhi: Heavy equipment hits schoolgirl to death

Dhangadhi- A grader, a form of heavy equipment, hit a schoolgirl to death in the Dhangadhi city of the Kailali district in Sudurpaschim, killing the minor on the spot.

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The vehicle (Na 1 Ka 975) hit Chetana Saud (15) on the Hasanpur-Pipal Chautara road section in Dhangadhi-5 on Thursday morning, according to DSP Bed Prakash Joshi, the District Police Office spokesperson.

The child was studying in grade 8 at Panchodaya Secondary School, and she was cycling to her school when the accident occurred.

Police have arrested the equipment operator Bimal Kumal (27), a resident of Bharatpur-28 of the Chitwan district.

Meanwhile, locals blocked the road and staged a protest after the accident, demanding action against the culprit.

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