One dead, another injured as bus hits bike in Saptari

KATHMANDU: A man died and another sustained injuries after the motorcycle they were travelling on was hit by a bus in Khadak Municipality-8 of Saptari district on Wednesday.

Police have identified the deceased as motorcyclist Rupesh Chaudhary (35) and injured as Roshan Chaudhary (20), both residents of Shambhunath Municipality-2 in Saptari.

The incident occurred when the bus (Na 5 Kha 4817) hit the motorcycle (Ba 70 Pa 8092) in Bisanpur at 9:45 pm yesterday, critically injuring both, according to police.

The injured duo were rushed to Lahan-based Saptarishi Hospital where Rupesh breathed his last at 10:30 pm during the course of treatment. However, Roshan was later referred to Dharan for further treatment, informed police.

Meanwhile, Area Police Office, Kalyanpur has impounded the bus and detained its driver for further investigation.