Death toll in Makwanpur jeep accident reaches five

HETAUDA: The death toll in today's Makwanpur jeep accident has reached five. However, police are yet to ascertain the identities of two deceased persons.

The District Police Office, Makwanpur identified the deceased persons as Manish BK, his wife Srijana and Kedar Prasad Timilsina, 65, all residents of Chandrapur Municipality in Rautahat district.

The Tata Sumo jeep (Na 1 Ja 3433) was heading to Kathmandu from Chandrapur, Rautahat when it got into the accident in Okhaldanda, Indrasarovar Rural Municipality-3 along the Hetauda-Kulekhani-Kathmandu road section at around 1:00 pm, District Police Office, Makawanpur informed.

According to Makwanpur District Police Office Spokesperson and Police Inspector Lalan Kumar Kurmi, four injured persons have been referred to Kathmandu for treatment.