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Demonstrators injured in road accident in Nepal's capital
www.chinaview.cn 2004-04-20 18:38:40

    KATHMANDU, April 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Over two dozens demonstrators were injured Tuesday morning when a police truck ferrying detained protestors hit an electric pole in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, police said.

    The truck loaded with full of protestors was heading towards the Armed Police Force quarters at Maharajgunj before it hit the electric pole at Chabahil in downtown Kathmandu City.

    The condition of about half-a-dozen people, including three party leaders and a policeman, is serious, a police officer said on condition of anonymity.

    The injured are undergoing treatment at the Teaching Hospital, he added.

    Earlier, police rounded up dozens of protestors including leaders and students from a protest rally at Chabahil organized byFormer Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's Nepali Congress (Democratic) party.

    Some major political parties in Nepal have been holding demonstrations since April 1, demanding the formation of an all party government of the parties represented in the dissolved House of Representatives. They claimed the demonstration is the largest ever held in Nepal since 1990. Enditem

    

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