3 killed in road accident

DAMAULI: As many as three persons died in a road accident in Eklephant of Aabukhaireni Rural Municipality-2 in the district on Wednesday night.

The deceased have been identified as Nikesh Singh (20) and Sabin Adhikari (19) of Bhaktapur district and Nanau Maya Rana (60) of Gorkha district.

The motorcycle (Ba 38 Pa 5975) was heading towards Pokhara from the Capital, along the Prithvi Highway, when the incident took place killing motorcyclist Singh and pillion rider Adhikari and pedestrian Rana, said police.

According to the District Police Office, they died while undergoing treatment at different health facilities.

Speeding is the cause behind the incident, informed the DPO.

Police have impounded the two-wheeler. Further investigation is underway.