SAPTARI- A boy drowned in the Koshi River while taking a bath today at Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality-5 in Saptari.
Abinash Yadav, 15, the son of Jayanand Yadav, of Bhokraha-3, Sunsari who had been at his maternal uncle’s home to celebrate the Dashain died in the incident.
The incident site lies in a distance of half an hour walk from his maternal uncle’s home at Dalawa of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality-14.
Though his cousin and aunt were together with him at the time of tragedy, their attempts to save him became unsuccessful, the family members said.
Following the tragedy, the child’s maternal aunt Pinki Yadav and grandmother Dhaneshwori fainted and are being treated at the Rajbiraj-based Gajendra Narayan Singh Zonal Hospital in an unconscious condition.
Meanwhile, the body of a woman around 65 years of age was found stuck between the entrance number 51 and 52 of the Koshi barrage, the area police office, Kanchanrup said. The body is yet to be identified and it has been kept at the Zonal Hospital.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.