Three killed in road accident in Surkhet

SURKHET: Three passengers were killed while three others were injured in a road accident that took place at Panchapuri Municipality in Surkhet district today.

The accident occurred when an auto-rickshaw (Bhe 1 Gha 2135) carrying them and heading to Murmuri from Babiyachaur Surkhet fell some 100 metres down the road.

The deceased have been identified as Binita Shahi (24) and her eight-month-old daughter of Panchpuri Municipality-5. The other deceased is auto-rickshaw driver of the same ward Ashok Rawat, said district police chief Uma Prasad Chaturvedi.

Meanwhile, the three persons injured in the accident are undergoing treatment at a local hospital.