Two people died while seven others sustained injuries after the jeep they were traveling on fell off the road in Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality-2 of Gorkha district on Saturday evening.

Police have identified the deceased as Thakur Duwadi (48) and Rameshwor Neupane (50), both of Bichaur in Dudhpokhari Rural Municipality-2 of Lamjung district, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prakash Dahal, at District Police Office.

The incident occurred when the jeep (Na 5 Chha 3298), returning from Barpak, skidded off the road and fell some 200 metres below at around 7:00 pm in Rangrung, killing two and injuring seven others.

The injured were rushed to Chitwan after undergoing primary treatment at Gorkha Hospital. Among the injured, two -- Bishnu Neupane (31) and Anil Marhatta (28) both of Dudhpokhari-2 in Lamjung -- are said to be in critical condition.

Other injured have been identified as Amrit Duwadi (18), Bishnu Duwadi (30), Bishnu Duwadi (29), all three of Dudhpokhari-2, Santosh Tamang (20), of Besisahar Municipality-10 in Lamjung and Suhil Naral of Byas Municipality-1 in Tanahun, DSP Dahal added.

The jeep was reportedly hired by the occupants for a visit to Barpak.

Further investigation into the incident is underway, informed police.