NEPALGUNJ — At least six people were killed and 17 others injured when a microbus collided head-on with a truck in Banke district on Saturday morning.
The Hiace microbus (Ra 1 Kha 1662) en route from Tulsipur of Dang to Nepalgunj and the truck (Lu 1 Kha 7729) en route from Nepalgunj to Dang collided near Muguwa stream of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-9 at around 9:15 am this morning, killing four passengers on the spot, according to Kohalpur-based Area Police Office.
Two others died during the course of treatment at Kohalpur Teaching Hospital. Three of the deceased are identified as Hiace driver Bali Ram Chaudhary,27-year-old Basanti Chaudhary and Tulsi Rawat of Tulsipur Municipality-8.
Identities of the other deceased have not been ascertained yet.
The injured are undergoing treatment at the same hospital.
Further investigation into the case is underway, police said.Follow @gorkhapost
Country marking today as Black Day
KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.
Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.
Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.Follow @gorkhapost