Chautara, July 13
Five persons were killed in a jeep accident in Panchpokhari Thangpal Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchok district on late Thursday evening.
The four-wheeler (Lu 1 Cha 999) was heading towards Bhotang from Melamchi when it fell off around 400 metres down the road from Phyaphulla Danda, near the border between Thangpalkot and Thangpaldhap, yesterday.
Three persons died on the spot whereas two breathed their last on the way to a health facility in Melamchi, according to police.
The victims have been identified as Bhim Bahadur Tamang (75), Jayarami Tamang (55), Nani Tamang (53), Bodhom Tamang (56) and Sunmaya Tamang (25), all locals of Bhotang.
Meanwhile, those who sustained injuries in the accident have been referred to Kathmandu for further treatment from the Melamchi health facility, according to Police Inspector Parashu Ram Malla.
Of them, the driver is said to be critical as he was not taken to the hospital on time owing to bad weather and nighttime. A helicopter was sent for the rescue, but it had returned due to weather problems.
Published on July 13th, Friday, 2018 10:38 AM