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Traffic on BP Highway disrupted

Manthali (Ramechhap), Dec 25: Traffic on the BP Highway has been disrupted after the irate locals torched a bus belonging to the Araniko Transport Service Committee today.

Two persons were killed after the bus with registration number Bagmati Province 01-006 Kha 4593 hit a motorcycle at Sunkoshi rural municipality of Sindhuli district today morning.

The bus heading towards Kathmandu from Manthali of Ramechhap knocked the motorcycle (Ba 60 Pa 3545) coming from the opposite direction. Eighteen-year-old Munakala Rai of Diktel municipality-10, Khotang district who was pillion riding on the bike died on the spot while Kumar Rai of Tuwachung municipality-2, Khotang, who was driving the bike, died on the way to the local Khalte Hospital, said Chandra Shrestha, the Ward Chair of Sunkoshi rural municipality-3.

Vehicular movement on the highway has been suspended since the morning after the locals set the bus on fire, police said.

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