At least six killed, dozens injured in Dhading truck accident

DHADING: At least six persons lost their lives and dozens were injured in a mini-truck accident at Maidibhanjyang in Nilkantha Municipality-9 of Dhading district on Tuesday.

Police are yet to ascertain the identities of the deceased persons.

The truck (Ga 1 Kha 8012) ferrying more than 40 people, returning to district headquarters Dhadingbesi after offering prayers at a temple in Jwalamukhi Rural Municipality-4, lost control and tumbled onto the roadside, killing six and injuring dozens others, this afternoon, police said.

All the injured persons are undergoing treatment at local health facilities, District Police Office, Dhading, said.

Meanwhile, an investigation into the case is underway, police said.

Road accidents are common in Nepal due to poorly maintained vehicles, pathetic road condition, violation of traffic rules, negligence of drivers, among others.