Highway blocked after mishap

Dang, October 10:

Locals staged a chakkajam on the Lamahi-Bhaluwang section of Mahendra Highway after a microbus hit a motorcyclist at Lalmatiya this morning.

The road was blocked and locals demanded the bus owner foot the medical bills of the injured, Bir Bahadur Thapa of Pyuthan, and compensate him.

The chakkajam was withdrawn at 4 pm after the owner of the microbus (Ra 1 Kha 300) agreed to pay for Thapa’s treatment and repair his motorcycle (Ra 1 Kha 3537), Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of police at the Area Police Office, Bhaluwang, Jeet Bahadur Thapa, said. Thapa was taken to Nepalgunj for treatment.