KIMATHANKA, SEPTEMBER 5
A person died while ten others sustained injuries after the truck they were traveling on got into an accident at Chichila Rural Municipality-1 in Sankhuwasabha district last night.
The truck (Province 1-02-001 Kha 8083) en route to Khandbari from Phyaksinda of Makalu Rural Municipality-5, got into as accident at Patle of Chichila-1. The truck was returning after ferrying vegetables to the dam site of Arun III hydropower project in Makalu-5.
Driver Janak Pandey, 29, of Leguwa of Mahalaxmi municipality-6, Dhankuta district died on the spot, according to District Police Office Chief Deputy Superintendent of Police Laldhwaj Subedi.
Among those injured in the accident, the condition of three --Bablu Magar, 29, of Khandbari municipality-7, Rahul Malakar, 32, and Rocky Kumar from Assam, India --is said to be critical.
They were rushed to Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, following the rescue. The body of the driver was retrieved after it got trapped under the truck this morning and was brought to the District Hospital, Khandbari for a post-mortem.
Among the injured, eight are Indian nationals working at the Arun Hydropower Project. Three among the injured have already returned home after treatment.