Two killed, 17 hurt in mishaps

Gorkha, June 22:

Two persons were killed and 17 hurt in road mishaps today, police said.

One person was killed and six were critically hurt when a bus skidded off the road and fell 200 metres at Daregaunda in Gorkha.

The dead has been identified as Sita Shrestha, 23, of Phinam VDC. A report from Dhading said one person was killed and five were hurt when a truck skidded off near Nagdhunga on the Prithvi Highway and fell 100 metres down. The dead has been identified as Lati Maya Tamang, 60, of Baineni VDC in Dhading.

In Biratnagar, three police personnel were hurt when a mini-truck carrying a police team from the Kankalini Battalion of the APF turned turtle at Tankisinwari. A report from Bara said three persons were hurt when a bus overturned at Baghban.