Truck plunges about 150m killing its driver in Ilam's Mechi Highway

MANGALBARE, ILAM: A person died and two others sustained critical injuries when a truck they were travelling on skidded off the road and fell below the road of Rong Rural Municipality-1, in Ilam district along the Mechi Highway on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as the truck driver Bhim Nembang (40) of Ilam Municipality-4 while the injured are Singha Raj Mahat of Ilam Municipality-10 and Karan Rishidev of Duhabi in Sunsari district.

The truck (Na 4 Kha 369) heading towards Ilam from Jhapa fell about 150 metres below the road killing Nembang on the spot and injuring two others aboard the vehicle in Kolbung yesterday evening, according to the Ilam District Police Office.

Meanwhile, the injured duo are undergoing treatment at the Birtamod-based B&B Hospital in Jhapa, police informed.

The Ilam-bound truck from Jhapa had veered off the road around 150 metres down.