Tractor driver's assistant crushed to death in Dhankuta

BHOJPUR: A person died after he was crushed under a tractor trolley at Dhankuta Municipality-2 of Dhankuta district on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as driver’s assistant Deepak Rai (31) of Parkhibas Municipality-3, currently residing in Malbas of Dhankuta Municipality-3.

According to police, Rai was inspecting the nuts and bolts underneath the tractor (Ko 2 Ta 6974) trolley, when the hydraulics of the trolley broke at 7:00 pm yesterday, crushing him.

It has been learnt that the tractor was unloading sand for the construction of a canal at Bhirgaun when Rai went under the trolley.

Body of the deceased has been kept at Dhankuta District Hospital for postmortem, informed police.

Meanwhile, police have impounded the vehicle and detained its driver for further investigation, police said.