Tanahun, August 8:

Two persons were injured when an LPG tanker (HR 38 E 7654) heading from Birgunj to Pokhara overturned at Kamalabari of Ghansikuwa VDC-3 on the Damauli-Dumure road section on the Prithvi Highway today. One of the injured is in a critical condition. Twenty-two-year-old tanker helper Mukesh Kumar Yadav, of Bihar, India, was sent to Pokhara after first aid for further treatment while tanker driver 30-year-old Shambhu Kumar Yadav of Sitamarhi district

in India is undergoing treatment at the Damauli hospital, police said.

A one-storey house, cattle-shed and toilet belonging to Kaushilya Sharma were destroyed in the accident.

Tanker helper Yadav, who was crushed under the tanker, was rescued with the assistance of police and locals. He has sustained serious injuries in his left eye, left ear and left hand. “I was watching TV. Suddenly, I heard a bang outside. As I rushed out to see what had happened, the LPG tanker overturned right in front of me,” a local, Ramesh Sharma, said.