2 dead, 1 injured as van crashes into tipper in Maharajgunj

KATHMANDU: Two persons died and another sustained injuries after the van they were travelling on crashed into a tipper in front of the American Embassy at Maharajgunj in Kathmandu on Sunday night.

Police have identified the deceased as Ram Bahadur Thapa (33) of Khotang and Pashupati Silwal (30) of Sindhupalchok, and the injured as van driver Suresh Parajui (22) of Sindhupalchok.

According to police, the incident occurred when the van (Ba 19 Cha 6515) rammed the stationary tripper (Ba 4 Kha 9854) at 1:45 am this morning, injuring all three.

Critically injured Thapa and Silawal breathed their last during the course of treatment at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj while Parajuli is undergoing treatment there, informed Metropolitan Traffic Police Division Chief and SSP Basanta Kumar Pant.

Meanwhile, police have impounded both vehicles and detained the tripper for further investigation, said police.