Two killed in Saptari bus-bike collision

RAJBIRAJ: Two persons died after the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a micro bus in Kanchanrup Municipality-6 along the Phattepur-Kanchanpur road section of Saptari district on Sunday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Rajesh Kumar Sah (25) of Bolka Municipality of Udaypur district and Dilip Kumar Sah (26) of Inaruwa Municipality of Sunsari district.

The incident occurred when the the micro bus ( Na 4 Kha 824) en route from Phattepur to Kathmandu collided with the motorcycle (Ko 31 Pa 3350) that was coming from the same direction while turning in Maletha, injuring both rider and pillion rider, according to Kanchanrup-based Area Police Office (APO).

The injured pillion rider Dilip succumbed to his injuries on the way to the Rajbiraj-based Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital, while motorcyclist Rajesh breathed his last during the course of treatment in the Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital, informed District Police Office, Saptari.

Meanwhile, Kanchanrup APO has impounded both vehicles involved in the accident for further investigation, said police.