Death toll in Sankhuwasabha jeep accident reaches six


Jan 14, 2018-

Six people died, including Makalu Rural Municipality Chairman Khadga Katuwal, in a jeep accident in Sankhuwasabha district on Sunday. The sixth victim is the jeep driver, whose complete address is awaited.

Other deceased are sociologist Arjun Basnet and engineer Sudip Dhakal, but their addresses are yet to be ascertained.

The accident took place at Samatar of Bhotkhola Rural Municipality-3 in the district, informed Chief District Officer Shivaraj Joshi.

The ill-fated jeep en route to Dovan of Bhotkhola Rural Municipality from district headquarters Khandbari met with the accident at around 12 pm today.

It is learnt that the jeep carried a team of National Reconstruction Authority. The incident spot lies some 70km north of Khandbari.

The reason for the accident is still unknown and the deceased are yet to be identified, CDO Joshi said

Published: 14-01-2018 15:07

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