DHANKUTA: Two persons died and six others were injured when a pick-up truck met with an accident at Simeldanda of Chhintang-8 of Dhankuta on Friday.

The deceased have been identified as Prithvi Man Rai of Bhojpur and Sushila Shrestha of Dharan-1, Sunsari.

Police said that the incident occurred when the ill-fated vehicle (Ko 1 Ja 2722) heading towards Bhojpur from Dharan skidded off the road and fell some 70 metres down the road last night.

According to police, the tragedy occurred due to brake failure.

The injured have been receiving treatment at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences.