One killed, another injured in Tanahun bus accident

DAMAULI: A person was killed and a pregnant woman seriously injured when the mini bus they were travelling in met with an accident in Shukla Gandaki Municipality-5 of Tanahun district on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Kul Bahadur Khatri (38) of Bharatpokhari in Kaski district and the injured as Nitu Magar (24) of Solukhumbu district, currently residing in Seratar of Shukla Gandaki Municipality-4 in Tanahun.

According to police, the incident occurred when the bus (Na 5 Kha 1980) en route from Khairenitar to Pokhara lost its control and skidded off the road near Police Boarding, injuring two passengers.

The injured were rushed to the Pokhara-based Gandaki Hospital where Khatri breathed his last during the course of treatment, while Magar has been undergoing treatment there, informed Police Inspector Rajendra Adhikari at the Area Police Office (APO), Belchautara.

Meanwhile, police have detained the bus driver for further investigation, said Inspector Adhikari at the Belchautara APO.