DAMAULI: A child died after being hit by a truck at BP Chok in Dulegaunda of Tanahun district on Wednesday.

According to the Tanahun District Police Office, the deceased child has been identified as Aditwa BK (5) of Arunodaya in the district.

Police said the child was hit by the truck (Ba 2 Kha 3230), travelling from Kotre to Khairenitar, while trying to cross the road.

BK had died on the spot, police said.

He is currently being kept at the Damauli Hospital for autopsy, police added.

They also added that the truck driver has been arrested for further investigation.