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Nepal Army helicopter carrying Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Education Minister Devendra Poudel had to land at Bhairahwa Gautam Buddha International Airport after it ran out of fuel for Dhangarhi.
On Friday, Deuba and Poudel were on their way from Kathmandu to Dhangarhi, where they were on their way to attend a function at the Far Western University. Airport spokesperson Shyam Kishore Sah said the helicopter took off for Dhangarhi after stopping for about 20 minutes for refueling at Gautam Buddha International Airport. Nepalese Congress leaders from Lumbini province and state government ministers rushed to the airport after hearing about the emergency landing of Prime Minister Deuba’s helicopter.
Nepalese Congress central member and former state minister Abdul Razzaq, Rupandehi President and Tilottama Municipality chief Ramakrishna Khan, Siddharthnagar Municipality chief Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan, Nepali Congress Siddharthnagar President Koshis Bahadur Khadka, Nepal President Tarun Dal Rupandehi and Ward Siddharth City- 13 President Som Bahadur Gurung, City President Deependra Buddhapreeti, youth leader and former district member Om Kumar Shrestha and others met Deuba.
Seven tourists from Gorakhpur missing in river rescued
Seven Indian tourists who went missing while rafting in a river in Nepal’s Lumbini province have been rescued. According to The Rising Nepal newspaper, Indian tourists from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district went missing near Rani Mahal area of Palpa on Thursday evening after their boat capsized while rafting in Kaligandaki river in Palpa district.
He was rescued with the help of local people within 45 minutes of the incident. Tourists have been advised not to go rafting in this river, as the country’s rivers flow with strong current in monsoon.