Rolpa tractor accident kills 1, injures 7

Tractor accident
Representational file: Tractor accident

Rolpa, March 9

One person died whereas seven others were injured in a tractor accident in the Rolpa district of Lumbini on Wednesday night.

The victim has been identified as Toplal BK (32), a resident of Kumak rural municipality-6 of the Salyan district, informs the Rolpa District Police Office.

The tractor (Ra 1 Ta 1725), carrying road construction workers, fell off the road in Dahawan, Triveni rural municipality-2 of Rolpa, injuring the workers, according to police.

Among the injured, BK died during treatment at Rapti Institute of Health Sciences in Dang in the wee hours of Thursday. The seven others are undergoing treatment at the same health facility.

Five of the injured are said to be critical.

The law enforcers have arrested the tractor driver Navin Chaudhary (29), a resident of Ghorahi sub-metropolitan city-3 of the Dang district, for further investigation and action.

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