Two killed in Kapilvastu tractor accident

KATHMANDU: Two persons died after a tractor fell off the Chandrauta-Krishnanagar road section in Kapilvastu district on Monday.

The deceased have been identified as the tractor owner and driver Sahu Manihar (46) and Santosh Yadav (19). They were residents of Semara and Chitauni in Krishnanagar Municipality respectively.

After the accident, the duo were rushed to the Shivaraj Hospital at Bahadurgunj, where they were pronounced dead.

The accident occurred when the tractor  (Lu 1 Ta 5403) skidded off the road and fell some 20 metres onto hedge on the bank of Ghorahi River at Gurchihawa at around 2:15 pm yesterday, according to Police Inspector Sanjay Rijal at Krishnanagar-based Area Police Office.

Their bodies have been kept in the hospital for postmortem, said police.

It has been learned that Yadav was accompanying  the driver on the tractor.