CHITWAN — At least three persons died on the spot and nine others sustained injuries after a microbus collided with a truck along the Prithvi Highway in Ichchha Kamana Rural municipality-3 of Chitwan district on Friday morning.
The microbus, Ga 1 Kha 7392 was en route to Kathmandu from Pokhara when it collided with the truck, Na 6 Kha 4064, coming from Kathmandu to Mugling, according to Chitwan District Police Office.
The truck fell about 50 metres below the road in the collision impact, police informed.
All the deceased were the microbus passengers, police said. Police informed that all the injured including the truck driver, have been rescued by the security personnel deployed from Muglin Police Post.
The injured are being rushed to the Bharatpur Hospital.
Police have also kept the truck’s driver in custody for further investigation.
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.