1 killed, 2 injured in Chitwan road accident

Chitwan, January 20

A person died and two others were injured in a road accident at Rapti municipality-5 in east Chitwan.

Chandra Bahadur Shrestha, 45, of Khotang died in the accident that took place when a bus and a truck collided with each other in the area nearby Kalika Petrol Pump last night.

According to the Chitwan District Police Office spokesperson DSP Surya Bahadur Thapa, a bus (Na 7 Kha 2111) en route to Kakadbhitta from Kathmandu and a truck (Na 6 Kha 4281) coming from opposite direction collided. Critically injured bus driver Shrestha died on the way to a hospital.

Other injured are bus helper Binod Sharma Sangraula, 49, of Chapur-4 of Rautahat and truck helper Sunil Kumar Sah of Jeetpur-Simara sub-metropolitan city-23 of Bara. The injured are undergoing treatment at Chitwan Medical College.

According to hospital sources, their condition is not critical. Police say that all 15 passengers of the bus are safe. The truck driver has been kept under the control of the Bhandara Area Police Office.

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