6 killed in Kurintar, Nawalparasi accidents

Chitwan, November 24:

Five people were killed and 36 others injured in different road accidents in Chitwan district and one in Nawalparasi district today. According to District Police Office (DPO) Chitwan, four people were killed and six injured when two trucks collided head-on at Kurintar along the Prithvi highway this morning. Prem Bahadur Gharti, who had reached on the spot said, “The accident occurred when brakes of one of the trucks failed.” Two people were killed on the spot and two others were died while being taking to the Bharatpur Hospital. A truck (Na 2 Kha 9493), loaded with goats and bound for Kathmandu from Nepalgunj collided with another truck (Lu 1 Kha 389), loaded with gas cylinders, heading for Bhairahawa from Kathmandu. Some 118 of the 261 goats were safe while gas cylinders laid scattered on the road. In another incident, one person was killed and 26 others injured when a bus and a truck met with an accident near Tikauli of Ratna Nagar municipality this morning.

The mishap occurred when a passenger bus (Na 2 Kha 1681) bound for Kathmandu and a truck (Na 2 Kha 9073) collided with each other, police said. Meanwhile, names of six persons who died in a accident yesterday have been identified today, police said. According to Govinda

Puri, inspector and spokesperson of District Police Office, Chitwan, the deceased are identified

as Thulimaya Gurung, Lamjung, Yasoda Bista, 21, of Bharatpur municipality-12, and her 15-month-old son, Dipu Gurung of Devghat, Tanahun, Chameli Shrestha of Rani Pokhari-2 and Shalikram Darai, 32.

Keeping in mind the increasing number of traffic accidents in the district, the District Police Office, in a public appeal today requested vehicles owners, drivers, passengers and civilians to be conscious about such incidents. Unfavourable weather, fog in the morning, over speed, physical condition of roads and drivers’ negligence are the causes behind most of the accidents, the appeal has said adding, lack of the knowledge of traffic rules and lack of regular maintenance of vehicles have also led to many accidents. So we request all concerned to please take in mind these factors to prevent accidents, the appeal has said. A report from Nawaparasi said, one Manoj Gurung, 24, a resident of Shiv Mandir VDC-2 was killed on the spot when a motorbike he was riding on met with an accident at Kharkatta jungle of Narayangadh-Kawasoti section along the Mahendra highway, last night, said area police office, Kawasoti. The motorcycle he was riding on rammed into a parked tractor and the police knew about the accident only this morning, the police said.