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1 killed, 9 injured in Chitwan jeep accident

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RATNAGARR — A person died and nine other sustained injuries after the Sumo jeep they were travelling on met with an accident in Rapti Municipality-2 along the East-west Highway of Chitwan district on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as passenger Goma Ballav (21) of Basamadi in Makawanpur district, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prabhu Prasad Dhakal at District Police Office, Chitwan.

The injured have been identified as jeep driver Rabindra Syangtang of Hetauda, Bijaya Gole (19), Padma Gole (21), Srijana Gole (20) Pramila Gole (20), Imas Syangtang (11), Dibika Maya Thing (25) all residents of Bhimphedi, Bina Lama (24) of Basamadi, Shova Lama (22) of Thaha Municipality-4 in Makawanpur district.

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According to police, the incident occurred when the jeep (Na 1 Ja 3609) en route from Nawalpur to Hetauda lost its control and overturned beside the road in Gadauli yesterday, killing one and injuring nine.

The injured have been undergoing treatment at the Bharatpur-based College of Medical Sciences.

Further investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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13 injured after truck rams two buses

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CHITWAN — At least 13 persons were injured when a truck rammed two passenger buses heading towards Pyuthan and Birgunj from Kathmandu at Nau Kilo area this morning.

Three among the injured are reported to be in critical condition. The accident took place at 3:20 am at Ichhakamana rural municipality–6, according to District Police Office, Chitwan.

The Pyuthan–bound bus (Na 4 Kha 6591) and Birgunj–bound bus (Na 7 Kha 5023) were rammed by a truck (Lu 1 Kha 5294) en route to Pokhara from Bhairahawa.

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Among the injured 12 are from the Pyuthan – bound bus including its driver and the truck driver. Two are undergoing treatment at the Chitwan Medical College while 11 are being treated at the Purano Medical College.

The truck driver Krishna Chaudhary, 41, from Chiruri of Kapilvastu, Sabidevi Gharti Magar, 60, of Khalanga of Pyuthan and Pabitra Gharti Magar, 27, of Naugiritar of Pyuthan are in critical condition.

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