Four dead in road accidents

Two died in a jeep crash in Makwanpur and two others were killed in ambulance-bus collision in Kapilvastu

Nov 20, 2016-Four persons died and eight others were injured in two separate road accidents in Makwanpur and Kapilvastu districts on Saturday. 

Two persons were killed and three injured when a Hetauda-bound jeep swerved off the road and fell some 500 metres below at Jurikhet along Bhemphedi-Kulekhani road section in Makwanpur.  

Police identified the deceased as Sharad Baidya, 55, and his sister Anuja Shrestha, 40, of Kathmandu. Ten-year-old Aaraja Shrestha was airlifted to the Capital, while Dipak Shreatha and driver Dipak Bhujel are receiving treatment at Churehill Hospital in Makwanpur. 

“Dipak’s situation is very critical. It was not possible to airlift him to Kathmandu. 

We will refer him to a hospital in the Capital once his 

condition improves a bit,” said Dr Sundar Shrestha at the hospital. The deceased and the injured are relatives who were on their way to Hetauda from Kathmandu. 

Police suspected brake failure might be the cause of the accident. Security personnel and locals rescued the victims. 

In Kapilvastu, two persons were killed when an ambulance collided with a bus head-on at Banganga along the East-West Highway on Saturday morning. Five others were injured in the incident. Subba Rana, 55, and Madiya Rana, 60, of Kanchanpur died in the incident, said police. Both the deceased were passengers on the Kanchanpur-bound ambulance. The injured are receiving treatment at Bhairahawa Medical College. 

Published: 20-11-2016 08:04

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