Nepali Congress youth leader Gagan Thapa, who was injured in the bomb blast targeting his election campaign in Budhanilkantha Municipality, talks to media after receiving treatment at the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan Unievrsity Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, on Monday, December 4, 2017. Photo Courtesy: Subhash Adhikary

KATHMANDU:  As many as 11 persons including Nepali Congress youth leader Gagan Thapa have been injured in an explosion targeting his election rally at Chapali, Budhanilakantha Municipality on Monday.

Talking to THT Online, Thapa’s close aide Subhas Adhikary informed that all the injured have been receiving treatment at the Maharajgunj-based TU Teaching Hospital. Thapa who has sustained injuries in his shoulder is said to be in normal condition now, after receiving treatment, said Adhikary.

Two critically injured in the incident have been identified as Shyam Krishna Shrestha and Ram Kaji Shrestha. One of them has been injured on left chest while others on knee. The one with the injuries on knee may have to bear long term affect, according to the doctors. Meanwhile, the injured duo are undergoing operation.

Thapa, a former health minister, is contesting from Kathamandu-4, from where he was elected to the second Constituent Assembly in 2013.

Gagan Thapa is organising a Press conference later today.

(UPDATED)


KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress youth leader Gagan Thapa has been injured in an explosion targeting his election rally at Chapali, Budhanilakantha Municipality.  He has been admitted to the Teaching Hospital at Majarajgunj for treatment.

Witnesses said at least seven party workers and supporters have also been wounded in the explosion, some seriously. They are also undergoing treatment at the Teaching Hospital.

Thapa, a former health minister, is contesting from Kathamandu 4, from where he was elected to the second Constituent Assembly in 2013.

–  THT ONLINE

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