Three dead in assorted mishaps in Tanahun

DAMAULI: Three persons lost their life and 27 others sustained injuries, in separate accidents in Tanahun district, on Wednesday.

The District Police Office identified the deceased as Deepak Nahaki (27) of Dhuwakot in Gorkha district, Mana Thapa (53) of Byas Municipality-5 in Tanahun district and Deu Bahadur Thapa (45) of Arjun Chaupari in Syangja district.

Bus driver Deu Bahadur Thapa had sustained critical injuries while the bus (Dha 1 Kha 495) en route to Muglin of Chitwan from Damauli of Tanahun collided head-on with the truck (Na 1 Kha 7984) at Kamalbari of Ghansikuwa-3 in the district.

He had breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the Ratnahari Hospital.

Similarly, a car (Ga 1 Jha 2307) heading to Pokhara from Damauli collided with a vegetable-laden jeep (Ga 1 Jha 4325) coming from the opposite direction at Gudadi in Jamune VDC-3 in the district.

Critically injured in the accident, the car driver Nahaki breathed his last at the Damauli-based District Hospital.

In the same accident, Mana Thapa, travelling on the ill-fated car, died on her way to Pokhara for treatment, said DSP Surendra Bahadur Gurung.

Meanwhile, police said the half a dozen injured have been undergoing treatment at the Pokhara-based Manipal Teaching Hospital after the incidents.