One killed in Bara ambulance-truck collision

BARA: A person died after the ambulance he was driving on collided with a truck along the East-West Highway in Nijgadh of Bara district on Saturday night.

Nijgadh-based Area Police Office has identified the deceased as ambulance driver Ishwor Kumar Bista (28) of Dumariya in Chandranigahapur Municipality-9 of Rautahat district.

According to police, the ambulance (Na 5 Kha 1033) was en route to Rautahat when it collided head-on with the truck (Na 6 Kha 4954) near Bhamara Bridge along the Nijgadh-Chandrapur road section at around 8:45 pm yesterday, killing Bista on the spot.

The ambulance was returning to Rautahat after ferrying patient to a Bara-based health facility.

The truck driver fled the scene after the incident, informed the police.

Further investigation into the case is underway, said police.