Three killed in Baglung tractor accident

Baglung, February 7

Three persons died in a tractor accident in Bulbule, Tamanakhola rural municipality-3 of Baglung district, on Thursday evening.

The victims have been identified as Rita Pun (21), Man Kumari Pun (52) and Om Prakash Pun (57) from Malika-2 of neighbouring Myagdi district. The tractor (Ga 1 Ta 5762) was carrying around 35 people who were returning from a marriage ceremony. The tractor was heading towards Bunga of Baglung when it crashed at around 6:45 pm yesterday.

Nine persons sustained injuries in the accident and three of them are critical. They are undergoing treatment at the Mission Hospital in Palpa. The other six already returned home.

The Burtibang Area Police Office says the vehicle fell around 50 metres down the road after it could not find sufficient space to turn. Police have arrested the driver for further investigation.

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