Minitruck hit kills teen in Balambu

KATHMANDU: A teenage boy died after being hit by a minitruck in Balambu of Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Pradeep Tamang (15) of Nanglebhare, Kathmandu, who was on foot, had sustained serious injuries after being hit by a Tata minitruck (Ba 2 Kha 8775) along the Gurjudhara-Dahachok road section in Chandragiri Municipality-17.

Tamang was rushed to the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries during the treatment, according to police.

Meanwhile, the 13-year-old Sabin Tamang of Nanglebhare was injured in the accident and is undergoing treatment at the Balambu-based Nilam Hospital.

Police have impounded the truck and arrested its driver for further investigation.