GAITHAT: Two persons died on the spot when a tipper hit a motorcycle they were riding on at Bhulke near Lati river in Chaudandi Municipality-7 of Udayapur district this morning, police said.
District Police Office, Udayapur, identified the deceased as motorcyclist Khagendra Rai, 36, and pillion-rider Jeevan Kumar Sangpang, 35, both hailing from Chaudandi Municipality-4 in the district.
According to eye-witness Jeevan Tamang, the tipper hit the two-wheeler heading in the same direction while overtaking the bike around 10:30 am.
After the fatal incident, the tipper driver fled the scene. However, police impounded the vehicle for further investigation.
Meanwhile, an investigation into the incident is underway, police said.
As per the statistics of the District Traffic Office, Udayapur, seven persons have already lost their lives after being knocked down by tipper in the last eleven months of this fiscal year.