Motorcyclist killed in Jhapa road accident

MORANG: A person died and another sustained injuries when a motorcycle they were riding on met with an accident in Damak Municipality-16 of Jhapa district along the East-West Highway on Thursday night.

The deceased has been identified as the motorcyclist Gaurav Shrestha (21) and the injured as the pillion rider Aakash Karki (22), both residents of Urlabari Municipality-4 in Morang district.

The incident occurred when the motorbike ( Ko 10 Pa 4643) heading towards Urlabari from Damak swerved out of control and crashed at around 10:15 pm injuring Shrestha fatally and Karki critically, according to police.

Shrestha was rushed to the Lifeline Hospital in Damak where he breathed his last during the course of treatment, at 10:35 pm, said police.

Meanwhile, Karki is undergoing treatment at the same hospital, informed police