Five killed, 14 injured in Sunsari road accident

DHARAN: As many as five persons died while 14 others were injured in an accident in Ramdhuni Municipality-2, Sunsari, today morning.

Three persons died on the spot when a micro-bus (Ba 5 Kha 3157) en route to Kathmandu from Jhapa collided with a bus (Na 6 Kha 795) coming from the opposite direction. The other two persons lost their lives during the course of treatment.

The driver and four passengers of the micro-bus were among the deceased while 11 micro-bus passengers and three others travelling in the bus were injured.

Area Police Office, Pakali has taken the driver of the bus into custody, informed Chief of Provincial Police Bhim Bahadur Dahal.

Dahal added that the accident occurred as the vehicle was speeding on a narrow road.