Palpa, January 20:

Two people were killed and 13 injured when a jeep bound for Tansen, the district headquarters of Palpa, from Tamghas, the district headquarters of Gulmi, skidded off the road and fell 30 metres below at Sirukharka of Deurali VDC on Friday morning. Padam Bhalame (25), of Tamghas-4, was killed on the spot while Thakur Gaire (45), of Darmaldanda-7 died while he was being rushed to a hospital, police said.

Those injured have been identified as Sudip Khadka of Khasyauli-1, Palpa; Upendra Magar, Dubichour-7; Pabitra Neupane of Balam-1; Ratan Parajuli of Nawalparasi; Krishna Neupane of Arghali-1; Rajesh KC of Tamghas-1; Sirjana Sunar of Argali-3; Sita Khatri of Hunga-1, Gulmi; Parbati Kunwar a resident of Balethum-8, Gulmi; Dilu Giri of Taulihawa, Kapilvastu; Phunya Giri, Dhan Bahadur Basnet of Simichaur-6, Gulmi and Tika Bahadur Raskoti.