5 killed as truck rear-ends stationary night coach in Nawalparasi

NAWALPARASI: At least five persons died on the spot and five others were injured when a truck hit a bus in a forest area of Nawalparasi along the East-West Highway on Saturday.

The deceased have been identified as Ram Chaudhary (16), Birbal Chaudhary (17), Hariram Ramjali Magar (38) of Dang and truck driver Riyaz Khan (25) of India, informed the Nawalpur Area Police Office. Police are yet to identify the fifth victim.

The Kathmandu-bound truck, bearing Indian number plate (UP 58 T 547), had hit the bus (Na 4 Kha 7995), which was also heading to Kathmandu, at around 2:45 am this morning.

The night bus had witnessed a tyre burst and was stationary when it was hit by the truck from behind.

The five injured are undergoing treatment at the Madhyabindu Community Hospital in Danda.