One killed, six injured in Baitadi accident

Baitadi, March 8

One person died and six others were injured in a road accident that took place in Patan of Baitedi district on Sunday morning.

The accident took place when a jeep, which did not have a clear registration number, fell some 250 metres below the road at Pantoli in ward number 6 of Patan municipality. The deceased has been identified as the jeep driver Dhan Singh Badal,35, a resident of Duhu rural municipality in Darchula.

The injured are Surendra Bam, 23; Harak Singh Badal, 38; Prem Ballav Joshi, 41; Dhanraj Joshi,41; Hemanti Bom,20; and Dropati Joshi,22, according to police. Of the injured, the condition of four is reported to be critical.

The injured have been referred to other hospitals outside the district. The cause of the accident is not yet known, DSP Dilli Narayan Pandeya says.


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