1 dead as bus rear-ends motorcycle in Chitwan

CHITWAN: A person died after a bus struck the motorcycle she was riding on in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-10 of Chitwan district on Friday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Nisha Thapa (22) of Baidi in Tanahun district, according to the District Police Office (DPO), Chitwan.

The incident occurred when the bus (Na 3 Kha 2280) en route to Narayangadh from Chaubiskothi of Bharatpur rammed the motorcycle (Na 30 Pa 5500) infront of Birendra Multiple Campus gate at 11:45 am today, critically injuring pillion rider Thapa, informed police.

Thapa was rushed to the Bharatpur-based Chitwan Medical College where she breathed her last during the course of treatment, said police.

Meanwhile, the motorcycle rider Ashok Neupane of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-6 in the district who only had minor injuries in the incident, has been detained along with the bus driver and both the vehicles are impounded for further investigation, said police.