Motorcyclist killed, pillion rider injured as two-wheeler collides with tipper in Saptari

KATHMANDU: A person died and another man sustained critical injuries after a motorcycle they were riding on collided with a tipper in Kanchanrup Municipality of Saptari district on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Guna Raj Tamang (20) and the injured as Parbat Rai, both the residents of Basaha in Udayapur district.

The incident occurred when the motorcycle (Na 45 Pa 5726) met head-on with tipper (Ko 1 Kha 5648) injuring the motorcyclist Tamang and the pillion rider Rai along the road in the Municipality at around 7:15 pm yesterday, according to Kanchanpur-based Area Police Office (APO).

Tamang breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the Rajbiraj-based Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital in Saptari while Rai has been referred to the Golden Hospital in Biratnagar, Morang for further treatment.

Meanwhile, the APO has impounded the four-wheeler and detained its driver for further investigation.