Kathmandu, March 14
Two persons died and 24 others sustained injuries in a tipper accident in the Sindhuli district of Bagmati on Sunday night.
Reportedly, the vehicle was carrying people who were returning from a wedding function.
The victims have been identified as Dipendra Kumar (19) and Ajaya Danuwar (24), residents of the Katari municipality-2 of the Udayapur district in eastern Nepal. They died during treatment at the Sindhuli District Hospital.
The vehicle (Na 3 Kha 7490) had skidded off the road at 3 Number Pul, Thakurkhola, Dudhauli municipality-5 of the district last night, resulting in the fatalities.
Meanwhile, of the injured, four are critical and they have been taken to Kathmandu for further treatment. Others have been admitted to hospitals in Biratnagar, Katari and Sindhuli.
The tipper driver has been arrested for further investigation.