Helper killed in minitruck accident in Ilam

KATHMANDU: A person was killed after a minitruck he was aboard crashed into the roadside cliff wall along the Mechi Highway in Ilam district on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Ranjit Subba, helper of the minitruck driver.

The incident occurred when the minitruck (Na 1 Ka 4009) carrying Secondary Education Examination  answer sheets, heading for Ilam District Education Office from Kathmandu, suddenly went out of control and crashed into the roadside rock face in Godak road section, at around 2:00 pm yesterday, killing Subba on the spot, according to the District Police Office (DPO), Ilam.

The brake failure sent the four-wheeler to hit the rock wall at the hairpin turn, police Inspector Mohan Thapa at the DPO said.