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19 injured as bus rams into a truck from behind

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RATNANAGAR — At least 19 persons were injured after the bus they were travelling on rammed into a truck from behind in Tikauli jungle area between Ratnanagar and Bharatpur Municipalities of Chitwan on Monday.

The incident occurred when the speeding bus (Ga 1 Kha 5064) en route from Bharatpur to Tandi rear-ended the truck (Na 5 Kha 1012) heading towards the same direction in the jungle area, police said.

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The injured including the bus driver were rushed to the Chitwan Medical College where they have been undergoing treatment, informed police.

However, four of the injured are in serious condition, according to District Police Office, Chitwan. Police have detained the truck driver for further investigation, said police.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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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.

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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.

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