5 injured in Panchthar truck accident

PANCHTHAR: Five persons were injured when a truck met with an accident at Lalikharka along the Phidim-Ranke road section of the Mechi Highway in Panchthar district, on Wednesday.

All of the injured are being treated at the Birtamod-based B & C Medical College Teaching Hospital in Jhapa district, informed the Panchthar District Police Office.

Among the injured, two are reported to be critical.

According to DSP Nakul Pokharel, the truck (Na 3 Kha 2347) travelling from Phidim to Birtamod had veered off the road and fell some 50 metres.