One killed, seven injured in Dhading mini-truck accident

DHADING: One person was killed and seven others sustained injuries in a mini-truck accident at Aranbhanjayang in Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality, on Sunday.

The District Police Office, Dhading, identified the deceased as Saru Basel, 24, of Jogitar in Jawalamukhi Rural Municipality-1.

The mini truck (Ba 1 Kha 8736) laden with essential goods was headed towards Khare in Benighat Rural Municipality, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Rabindra Regmi.

According to Area Police Office, Gajuri, the vehicle lost control along the steep road and fell 400 metres down the road before killing one the spot and injuring others, this afternoon.

The injured persons are undergoing treatment at the Rajmarga Hospital in Malekhu, added SP Regmi.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the case is underway, police said.