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26 injured in bus and tipper collision in Chitwan

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CHITWAN — At least twenty six people were injured when a passenger bus collided with tipper at Ramnagar Jungle in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-1 in Chitwan district 9:30 today morning.

According to Chitwan District Police Office, Chitwan, the Gorkha-bound bus (Na 5 Kha 8694) coming from Narayangadh in Chitwan collided head on with tipper (Ba 3 Kha 9012) coming from the opposite direction.

Among the injured, seven were critical, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shiva Sharma Acharya, adding that all injured, including the drivers of bus, were receiving treatment at Chitwan Medical College.

The driver of the tipper has been absconding following the incident and police are searching for him, DSP Acharya said.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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