One killed, 15 injured in Bardiya tractor accident

Bardiya, January 15

A person died when 15 others sustained injuries in a tractor accident in Bardiya district on western Nepal on Wednesday. Three of the injured are critical.

The deceased has been identified as Ruben Chaudhary, 13, a resident of Pahadipur, Geruwa rural municipality-5 of the district.

Some people were returning home after offering a puja at Thakurbaba temple in Thakurdwara on the tractor (Bhe 1 Ta 7200) when it turned turtle near the Karnali bridge in Geruwa, Rajapur municipality-5. Chaudhary died while being taken to the District Hospital in district headquarters Gulariya, according to police.

Other injured are undergoing treatment at the same health facility.

The vehicle’s driver Miththu Chaudhary has been arrested. Further investigation is underway.

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