A person died while 12 others sustained injuries after the jeep they were travelling on got into an accident in Udayapurgadhi Rural Municipality-7 of Udayapur district, along the Madan Bhandari Highway, on Wednesday.

According to police, the jeep (Sa 1 Cha 939) was en route to Gaighat from Udayapurgadhi when the incident occurred at Nagbeli near Chiyabari, killing one on the spot.

The deceased has been identified as Shiva Khatri (35) of Bwase in Udayapurgadhi-1 in the district.

All the injured are presently being treated at Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital, added police.

Meanwhile, police have arrested driver Bhim Bahadur Tamang for further investigation.