Motorcyclist killed in road mishap

MALANGAWA: A motorcycle rider was killed when his bike collided with a truck along the East West Highway in Hariwan, Sarlahi on Tuesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Gautam Rai, 30, of Dharan Municipality-16, Sunsari. Likewise, pillion rider Taparaj Rai has been critically injured in the incident. Gautam died on the way to the local hospital.

The police have begun an investigation. However, the truck driver is absconding after the incident.