Seven people die in jeep accident

- Post Report, RUKUM EAST

Jul 19, 2018-

Seven people died and four others were injured in a jeep accident at Dharapani in Sisne Rural Municipality-5 of East Rukum on Wednesday.

The passenger jeep (Lu 1 Ja 2573) swerved off the road and plunged about 500 metres at around 2pm. The ill-fated vehicle was on its way to Dhaulapaira from Rukumkot of Sisne.

According to the District Police Office, four persons died on the spot while three others succumbed to injuries during treatment. Four critically injured people, including jeep driver Jayabir Kami, were airlifted to Kathmandu by a Nepal Army helicopter.

Police identified the deceased as Kiran Pun, Kumar Pun, Buddiraj Pun and Tirsana Tulachan of Puthauttarganga Rural Municipality in East Rukum. They died on the spot. Similarly, Shalini Barma of Puthauttarganga-14, Arjun BK of Bhume Rural Municipality-4 and Lalita Pariyar of Kohalpur in Banke died in course of treatment.

Police suspected poor condition of the vehicle and reckless driving to have caused the crash.

Published: 19-07-2018 07:33

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