Motorcyclist dies after colliding with tractor in Mahottari, 15 injured

GAUSHALA: A person died on the spot after a motorcycle he was riding on collided with a tractor along the Padaul-Rauja road section in Balawa Municipality-7 of Mahottari district last night.

The deceased has been identified as motorcyclist Jaya Kumar Sah (20) of Mahottari Rural Municipality-5 in the district.

The tractor (Ja 1 Ta 8411) heading in a southward direction collided with the motorcycle (Ba 24 Pa 5052), killing its rider on the spot at around 8:00 pm on Friday, according to the Superintendent of Police Kuber Kadayat at the District Police Office, Mahottari. With the impact of collision, the tractor overturned injuring 15 passengers aboard the tractor trolley, he added.

The body of the deceased has been sent to the District Hospital, Jaleshwar for the postmortem while the injured are undergoing treatment at the Janakpur Zonal Hospital, the District Police Office, Mahottari informed.

Meanwhile, police are looking for the tractor driver who fled the scene immediately after the incident.

(With inputs from Rastriya Samachar Samiti)