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Two dead, 17 hurt in Dadeldhura jeep crash

- DR PANTA, DADELDHURA

Nov 18, 2018-

Two persons died while 17 others were injured in a jeep accident at Lakam in Bhageshwor Rural Municipality, Dadeldhura, on Saturday.

The passenger jeep with registration number Ma 1 Ja 180 swerved off the road and fell about 200 metres below. The vehicle was on its way to Dadeldhura, the district headquarters, from Bokata.  

The deceased have been identified as Dipendra Shahi, the jeep owner, and Dharma Singh Madai of Bhageshwor-2. Both the victims died on the spot, said police. Among the injured, two critically injured patients were rushed to Dhangadhi for treatment while others are receiving treatment at Sub-Regional Hospital in Dadeldhura.

The cause of the crash is not immediately known, said Dambar KC, deputy superintendent of police.

“Investigation into the incident is underway,” said KC.

Published: 18-11-2018 07:43

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