5 Nepali killed in Indian road mishap

- Ekantipur Report, KAKADVITTA

Jan 19, 2014-

Five Nepalis died when a jeep they were traveling in crashed after hitting an electrical pole at Assam in India on Saturday. Nineteen Nepalis were injured in the accident.

The jeep, en route to Manipur from Kakadvitta, crashed at Waihata in Guwahati at around 2 am Saturday night.

The deceased have been identified as Chandra Prasad Luintel, his wife Jasoda Luintel of Satasidham-4 in Jhapa. Likewise, Harka Bahadur Gurung, Bhoj Raj Adhikari and Dhan Prasad Poudel were also killed in the mishap. Their address has not been ascertained yet.

The injured are receiving medical treatment at Guwahati Medical College. Four women and three children are said to be in critical condition.

Local journalist Rohit Gautam, who had reached the accident site, quoting the police, said that driver might have slept at the wheel causing the accident.


Published: 19-01-2014 11:42

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