Septuagenarian dies in Chitwan truck-hit

CHITWAN:  A woman died after being hit by a truck in Rapti Municipality-2 along the East-West Highway in eastern Chitwan on Wednesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as 70-year-old local Parbati Bartaula.

According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, the incident occurred when the truck (Na 6 Kha 2174) en-route from Nepalgunj to Biratnagar hit Bartaula at 9:00 am today, which left her dead on the spot.

It has been learnt that the locals obstructed the highway for a short duration following the accident.

Meanwhile, police have impounded the truck and detained its driver for further investigation, said police.