4 dead, 33 hurt in road accidents

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 30, 2016-Four persons died and 33 others were injured in separate road accidents in several parts of the country in the past 24 hours.

A pick-up truck swerved off the road and plunged 70 metres at Chhintang-8 in Dhankuta district on Friday night, killing two persons. Six others were injured when the vehicle (Ko 1 Ja 2722), on its way to Bhojpur from Dharan, crashed.

Police identified the deceased as Prithviman Rai, 50, of Ghodetar, Bhojpur, and Sushila Shrestha, 45, of Dharan-1. The injured are receiving treatment at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. Police suspected that the vehicle had skidded due to brake failure.

In Dang, a driver died when a pick-up truck met with an accident at Tulsipur-1 on Friday night. The vehicle fell about 100 metres from the road. Driver Prem Dangal, 27, of Pawannagar-2 died in the incident. 

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Loknath Timilsina, a preliminary probe showed that the driver was drunk.

In Mahottari, a pedestrian identified as Aruna Jha, 40, of Sahodawa, died when a tractor hit her near her house. She had succumbed to injuries during treatment, said police.

In Makwanpur, 27 passengers were injured when a Birgunj-bound passenger bus overturned at Manahari on Saturday morning when a front tyre of the speeding vehicle burst.

Published: 30-10-2016 08:01

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