Two killed, 5 hurt in separate mishaps

Nawalparasi, March 5:

One Sashidhar BK,65, was killed and five persons were injured, in three separate road accidents in Nawalparasi yesterday night.

BK was killed on the spot when a Butwal-bound bus hit him at Bhedabari of Mukundapur VDC along the East-West Highway. Irate locals had blocked the highway for three hours demanding compensation to the family of the victim.

The highway opened only after the police, victim’s family and transport entrepreneurs’ representatives agreed to meet this afternoon to settle the issue.

Meanwhile, three foreigners who were on a jeep were seriously injured when it collided with a stationary tractor at Swathi village development committee.

They have been sent to Butwal for treatment. Two persons on a motorcycle were also injured when their motorcycle collided with a jeep at Rajahar VDC. The injured persons have been identified as Govinda Gaihre and Dev Bahadur Thapa of Rajahar. They are undergoing treatment in Bharatpur Medical College in Bharatpur.

Meanwhile, a report from Rajbiraj said a seven-year-old girl was killed when a minibus hit her at Maleth VDC of Saptari district yesterday.

Soni Kumari Mandal, daughter of Nawal Kishor Mandal of Birpur-6, died when the Lahan bound minibus hit her.

Sonni, a student of Jogendra English Boarding school, was returning home from the school when the minibus hit her.Police have arrested the driver and impounded the bus for further investigation.