Seven dead, 1 missing in jeep crash

- RAJ KUMAR KARKI, SINDHULI

Dec 19, 2016-

Seven persons died and another went missing when a jeep plunged into the Sunkoshi river at Ratnawati-3 in Sindhuli district on Sunday. One passenger sustained serious injuries in the accident, said police.

The Scorpio jeep (Ba 12 Cha 8897) bound for Haleshi of Khotang from Kathmandu plunged some 200 metres from the Mid-Hill Highway. Six persons died on the spot while one succumbed to injuries at the Ghurmi-based Janasewa Hospital in Udayapur district.

There were nine persons on board when the accident happened. Darnarbu Sherpa of Sindhupalchok has gone missing while an injured woman is being treated in Udayapur.

Police Inspector Sarbashree Singh said the cause of the disaster was not immediately known as the driver also died.

Published: 19-12-2016 07:45

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