Two dead as bus rams bicycle in Butwal

KATHMANDU: Two persons were killed after the bicycle they were riding on was hit by a bus in Butwal of Rupandehi district on Thursday night, police said.

The deceased have been identified as Ram Prasad Pun (38) and Kamal Kandel, both residents of Sitganga Municipality-6 in Arghakhanchi district.

According to police, the incident occurred, when the bus (Lu 2 Kha 1527) hit the cycle injuring the riders duo near a thread factory in Butwal at 8:30 pm yesterday, .

The injured were rushed to the Butwal-based Lumbini Zonal Hospital where they breathed their last the same night during the course of treatment, informed police.

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