Construction worker injured in Pepsicola

KATHMANDU: A man was injured when a heavy equipment used to heat asphalts caught fire at Pepsicola Chok, KMC-35 on Sunday.

Police have identified the injured as assistant driver of the vehicle (Ba 1 Ka 3444), Jiwan Basnet (32) of Namdu-3 of Dolakha district.

He has been taken to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for further treatment after being primarily treated at the Motherland Hospital, Pepsicola.

The construction vehicle was preparing asphalts to blacktop the Jadibuti-Pepsicola road section when the incident occurred, police added.