1 killed, 1 injured in Morang motorcycle-tractor collision

MORANG: A person died and another sustained injuries after a motorcycle they were riding on, was rammed by a tractor in Sundarharicha Municipality-12 along the East-West Highway in Morang district on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as the motorcyclist Shyam Karki (32) and the injured as the pillion rider Nilam Bista (24), both the residents of Kerabari Rural Municipality-9 in the district.

According to the police, the incident occurred after the tractor ( Ko1 Ta 5349) emerging from south onto the highway collided with the motorcycle (On Test) heading towards west, injuring Karki and Bista yesterday evening.

Injured duo were rushed to the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences for treatment. Karki succumbed to the injuries during the course of treatment while Bista is undergoing treatment in the hospital, informed Inspector Madan Giri, the Chief of the traffic Police Office, Morang.

Meanwhile, police have impounded the tractor and detained its driver  for further investigation, informed the Belbari-based Area Police Office.