Two killed, eight injured in Morang van accident

URLABARI: At least two persons died and eight were seriously injured when a pick-up van skidded off the road and plunged down at Ramitekhola in Pahadi VDC of Morang district on Sunday.

The van (Ko 1 Ja 1755) heading  for Ramite Bazaar from Tandi, Morang plunged into Dhwase River in the district, said Inspector Raj Kumar Rai of Area Police Office, Urlabari.

The deceased have been identified as Siddhi Rai (18) of Ramitekhola  and  Sandeep Rai (15) of Sakphara in Ilam.

Siddhi died on the spot while Sandeep succumbed to injuries on the way to Biratnagar for treatment.

Other injured passengers have been identified as Nanda Kumar Rai (25), Padam Rai (26), Umesh Gurung (28), Dillip Rai (18), Sabin Rai (13), Tijan Rai, Sabin Rai (17), and Arjun Rai of Ramitekhola.

Meanwhile, the injured are undergoing treatment at Neuro Hospital in Biratnagar.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene after the accident, according to police.