2 killed, 21 injured in separate accidents in Palpa

POKHARA/PALPA: At least two people were killed and six others sustained injuries after a passenger jeep fell off the road at Lakuribhanjyang of Jhirubas VDC-7 in Palpa district on Sunday.

According to the District Police Office, Palpa, the deceased have been identified as Gunaraj Singh Thakuri (19) and Dhan Bahadur Pata (20) of Jhirubas VDC.

Driver Laxman Malla, Lal Bahadur Khad, Khem Bahadur Malla, Man Bahadur Malla, Indra Bahadur Khamcha and Yubraj Khamcha were injured in the incident. The injured are receiving treatment at Rampur Hospital in the district.

The jeep (Lu 1 Kha 2647), with a patient on board, was heading towards Rampur Hospital from Jhirubas when it fell some 500 metres off the road at 12:45 am.

Meanwhile, 15 people were injured when a passenger bus (Lu 1 Kha 5180) travelling from Gulmi to Butwal met with an accident in Ardhali-1 Kudapani.

The accident occurred when its brakes failed in an uphill road and turned turtle, police informed.