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Seven killed, 53 injured in road accidents

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Passengers who were injured in a bus accident, undergoing treatment, in Sunsari, on Monday, April 8, 2019. Photo: THT

Sunsari, April 8

Seven persons were killed and 53 injured in separate road accidents in Sunsari and Arghakhanchi districts today.

Four persons lost their lives and 38 were injured in a bus accident in Dharan of Sunsari district. According to Sunsari District Police Office, a bus bound for Dharan from Dhankuta’s Budhabare hit an electricity pole at Zero Point after its brakes failed.

The bus turned turtle after hitting the power pole. Bus driver Chakra Bahadur Gurung and passengers – Yam Kumari Magar, her daughter Dina Magar and her son Dal Bahadur Magar – were killed in the accident.

Gurung and Dina died on the spot, while Yam Kumari and Dal Bahadur breathed their last while being rushed to the hospital. Of the injured, four are undergoing treatment at Bijayapur Hospital, while others are receiving treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, said DSP Suman Kumar Timsina. The condition of five injured is critical. They are admitted to intensive care unit of the hospital, said BPKIHS Director Gauri Shankar Sah.

In yet another accident, three persons were killed and 15 injured when a jeep met with an accident at Lattebanjh of Bhumikasthan Municipality, Arghakhanchi. The jeep on the way to Pyuthan’s Baraula from Sandhikharka, the headquarters of Arghakhanchi, veered off the road after its brakes failed. Dhan Bahadur Rana, 50, and Manika Acharya, 14, died on the spot while boy of around six years breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Sandhikharka Hospital. Of the 15 injured, eight critically injured are receiving treatment at Lumbini Zonal Hospital, while others are being treated at Sandhikharka Hospital.


A version of this article appears in print on April 09, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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