Land Surveyor killed in Dharan tractor-bike collision

KATHMANDU: A man died in a tractor-bike collision that occurred in Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City-12 of Sunsari district on Wednesday night.

The deceased has been identified as motorcyclist Guman Singh Basnet (30) of Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City-11 in Dang district.

According to police, the incident occurred when the tractor (Ko 2 Ta 5140) and the motorcycle (Lu 30 Pa 3100) collided head-on at 11:30 pm yesterday, critically injuring Basnet.

Basnet was rushed to Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences where he breathed his last during the course of treatment, informed police.

It has been learnt that Basnet was a surveyor at the Department of Survey, Dharan.

Meanwhile, Dharan-based Area Police Office has impounded both vehicles and detained the tractor driver for further investigation, said police.