1 dead, 4 hurt as jeep overturns in Jhapa

BHADRAPUR: A person was killed and four others were severely injured in a jeep accident that took place early this morning at Jhiljhile of Jhapa district along the East-West Highway on Monday morning.

Jhapa District Traffic Police Office identified the deceased as Sandip Karki (29) of Udayapur district. The injured have been identified as Raju Basnet and Gopa Poudel of Kakarvitta, Gyan Bahadur Budathoki of Mechinagar Municipality-10 and Gopi Gajurel of Kamal Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

According to police, the incident occurred when the Jeep (Me 1 Ja 4533) heading in westward direction lost its control and overturned on the road at 3:00 am today, injuring the jeep passengers.

The injured were rushed to Birtamod-based B&C Hospital where Karki breathed his last during the course of treatment.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the case is underway, said police.