One dead as jeep rear-ends scooty in Dakshinkali

KATHMANDU: A woman lost her life after the scooter she was riding on was hit by a Tata Sumo jeep in Pharping of Dakshinkali Municipality of Kathmandu district.

The deceased has been identified as Elisa Bhandari (27), a resident of Dakshinkali Municipality-6.

The accident took place when the Tata Sumo (Na 1 Ja 3375) en route to Kathmandu from Kulekhani hit the scooter (Ba 57 Pa 3078) on Friday night, police said.

Mukunda Marasini, Joint Spokesperson of Metropolitan Traffic Police Division confirmed that seriously injured Bhandari breathed her last at 2:30 am this morning while undergoing treatment, after being rushed to Balkhu-based Vayodha Hospital.

The vehicle has been impounded and its driver detained for further investigation, according to police.