1 killed, 1 injured in Saptari minivan-bus collision

KATHMANDU: A person was killed and another injured after a minivan they were aboard collided with a passenger bus in Krishnasavaran Rural Municipality-2 along the East-West Highway in Saptari district on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Prakash Chaudhary (22) and the injured as Rabindra Chaudhary, both the local residents of Sitapur in the Municipality.

The incident occurred after the bus (Na 5 Kha 1827) heading towards west from east collided head-on with the minivan (Ko 1 Ja 1551) at Sitapur injuring later's passengers duo Chaudhary yesterday, according to the Saptari District Police Office (DPO).

The deceased Chaudhary had breathed his last during the course of treatment at the Theliya-based Dharmeshwar Hospital on Monday night while the injured Chaudhary has been undergoing treatment at the Golden Hospital in Biratnagar, said the DPO.

Meanwhile, police have impounded the passenger bus and detained its driver for further investigation, the DPO informed.