POKHARA: At least 20 persons have died while 12 others injured in a tipper accident in Mustang district, today.
A tipper bearing registration Ba 2 Ka 2219 fell 50 metres down the road at Syanboche, Damodar Kunda Rural Municipality-3, at around 1:30 pm killing 14 males and six females on the spot.
According to Chief District Officer at Mustang, Shishir Paudel, the tipper which was transporting workers of Jomsom-Korala road project lost balance on a gravel road and tipped over.
The police have identified the deceased as Bal Kumar Gharti (30) of Dang, Sukman Rokka (28) of Rolpa, Jiwan Majhi (20) of Sindhuli, Binti Gharti (22) of Kailali, Mahesh Rokka (19) of Rolpa, Kaman Singh Rokka (35) of Kapilvastu, Kabita Gham (31) of Dang.
Likewise, Ram Kumar Pun (32) of Rolpa, Suber Chaudary (35) of Dang, Binita Gharti (23) of Kailali, Shanti Thapa (43) of Dang, Santu Gharti (32) of Rolpa, Krishna Chettri (24) of Syangja, Kamal Buda (32) of Dang, and driver Sujan Ghalan (23) of Dhading lost their lives in the accident.
Three of the injured have been flown to Pokhara based Manipal Teaching Hospital in Nepal Army’s chopper while nine are undergoing treatment at Jomsom Hospital in Mustang, police informed.