2 injured in Sinamangal bike accident

KATHMANDU:  Two persons were injured after a bike they were riding on went out of control and met with an accident at Sinamangal in Kathmandu on Thursday.

The injured have been identified as bike (Ba 43 Pa 9205) rider Bijan Budhathoki (17) of Shantinagar, Kathmandu and pillion rider Bishal Rai (16) of Bhojpur district.

The incident occurred at around 6:45 pm yesterday.

Both the injured have been sent to the Baneshwor-based Civil Service Hospital for treatment.

Budhathoki, who was critically injured in the incident, has been referred to the Sinamangal-based Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital for further treatment, police said.

Preliminary investigation of the police found that the bike rider was riding the bike under the influence of alcohol.