Driver dies in car accident while trying to save dog

BANKE: Police said one person was killed and two others sustained injuries after a car they were traveling on met with an accident while trying to save a dog at Parvatipur along the Nepalgunj-Surkhet road section in the district, on Monday.

Police identified the deceased as 28-year-old driver Mohamud Sakil Halawai of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City-1.

Police said the speeding car (Ba 12 Cha 2072) was heading to Nepalgunj from Kohalpur when the dog appeared in front of the car, leading to the accident.

The two injured persons have been undergoing treatment at the Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital, added police.