Truck driver, assistant killed in accident

KATHMANDU: A truck driver and his assistant were killed in a road accident along the Araniko Highway in Kavre district on Thursday evening.

According to police, the minitruck had veered off the road and plunged about 20 metres down at Khawa of Dhulikhel.

Critically injured in the incident, 30-year-old driver Raj Kumar Khati and his assistant 40-year-old Budhe Darnal were rescued from the incident site.

But their lives could not be saved.

Darnal breathed his last on the way to hospital while Khati succumbed to injuries at Norvic Hospital in Kathmandu.

Dhulikhel Hospital had referred Khati to Norvic Hospital.