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National Games in Pokhara: A paragliding player dies falling off the glider

Paragliding Pokhara
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Pokhara, October 16

A paragliding player died after falling off the glider during the ninth National Games, currently underway in Pokhara of the Gandaki province, on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Nisim Thapa (28), who was representing Tribhuvan Army Club in the cross-country competition.

He had taken off the flight from Sarankot, a hill near the lake city, but his glider began to fall immediately.

Thapa was rescued and rushed to Metrocity Hospital, but doctors there declared him dead.

Meanwhile, all paragliding events of the National Games have been postponed indefinitely following the accident as instructed by the National Sports Council, informs Shailendra Raut, National Paragliding and Hang Gliding Association.

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