Mother dead, daughter critical as bus hits scooter in Lalitpur

KATHMANDU: A woman died and her daughter sustained injuries after the scooter they riding on was hit by a bus in Thasikhel of Lalitpur district on Tuesday evening.

Police have identified the deceased as rider Sunita Karki (38) and injured and her daughter, pillion rider Sambridhi Karki (12) of Khotang district, currently residing in Lalitpur.

The mother and daughter duo were riding on the scooter (Ba 75 Pa 5647) when the bus (Ba 1 Ka 9254) hit them at 6:30 pm yesterday, injuring both, according to police.

Sunita breathed her last at 2:00 am today during the course of treatment at B & B Hospital while daughter Sambridhi is undergoing treatment there.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the case is underway and search is on for the absconding bus driver, police said.