1 killed, 4 injured in Panchthar pick-up van accident

PANCHTHAR: A man died and four others were injured when a pick-up van met with an accident at Aangsarang-9 of Panchthar district on Monday night.

According to the District Police Office, Panchthar, the four-wheeler (ME 1 JA 3431) was heading towards Phidim from Mangjabung when the incident occured.

Inspector Govinda Jhale informed that Naindra Kumar Serma (64) of Mangjabung died on the spot.

He further informed that Manmaya Serma (65), Jaykumar Portel (33), Sarda Serma (18) of Mangjabung -4 and Chandra Rai of Olena-6 were injured in the incident.

They are receiving treatment at the District Hospital.

The driver is on the run after the incident, police said.

The reason behind the accident is yet to be established.