One killed, two injured in accident in Chitwan


A person died and two others were injured in a road accident in Rapti Municipality, Chitwan.

Chandra Bahadur Shrestha, 45, of Khotang died in the accident that took place when a bus and truck collided near Kalika Petrol Pump last night.

According to Chitwan District Police Office Spokesperson DSP Surya Bahadur Thapa, a truck en route to Kakadbhitta from Kathmandu and a truck coming from the opposite direction collided.

Critically injured bus driver Shrestha died on the way to hospital. The others injured are bus helper Binod Sharma Sangraula, 49, of Chapur, Rautahat, and truck helper Sunil Kumar Sah of Jeetpur-Simara sub-metropolis, Bara.

The injured are undergoing treatment at Chitwan Medical College.

According to hospital sources, their condition is not very critical. Police said that all 15 passengers of the bus are safe.

The truck driver has been taken into custody by Bhandara Area Police Office.