DHADING: Two persons died and another sustained injuries after a bolero pickup van rammed into them in Galchhi Rural Municipality-5 of Dhading district on Sunday.

Police have identified the deceased as Jamuna Bhujel (35) and Kanchhi Tamang (46), and the injured as Dhan Kumari Tamang (36), all residents of the locality.

According to police, the incident occurred when the vehicle (Ba 20 Cha 6221) rammed into the three women standing in front of the shop belonging to local Tej Bahadur Lama in Lama Pokhari at 8:30 pm yesterday, killing Bhujel on the spot and injuring Tamang duo.

Critically injured Kanchhi Tamang breathed her last on the way to a hospital while Dhan Kumari has been undergoing treatment at Lalitpur-based Patan Hospital.

It has been learnt that the shop has also been damaged in the incident.

Meanwhile, police have impounded the vehicle and are searching for the absconding van driver and owner, informed District Police Office, Dhading.