5 hurt as ambulance overturns in Lahan

SIRAHA: Five persons were injured when an ambulance heading toward the west skidded off the road and overturned in Lahan of Siraha this morning.

The injured - Bharat Raj Tamang (43), Subash Tamang (19), Shova Tamang (18), Ram Bahadur Shrestha (15) from Rautaha-9 in Udayapur and Umesh Lama (19) of Chilaune in Udayapur - were rushed to Lahan-based Saptarishi Hospital for treatment, police said.

Police said that the ambulance (Sa 2 Cha 496) belonging to Rautaha Social Service Committee, Udayapur is under the control of police at the Area Police Office in Lahan and that they are searching for the absconding driver.