Driver dead as tractor overturns in Saptari

KATHMANDU: A man died after the tractor he was driving on overturned in Chhinnamasta Rural Municipality-1 of Saptari district on Wednesday.

Police have identified the deceased as local Janak Mehata (26).

According to police, Mehata was plowing the field when the tractor (Sa 1 Ta 3659) suddenly overturned and crushed him at 8:00 pm yesterday, critically injuring him.

Mehata succumbed to his injuries on the way to Rajbiraj-based Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police Bhavesh Rimal

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