Two killed, two injured in Dhankuta accident

DHANKUTA: Two persons died on the spot when an auto collided with a truck in Chatarjorpati Rural Municipality-2 of Dhankuta district on Sunday afternoon.

According to Police Inspector Bhaskhar Khatiwada at District Police Office(DPO), the deceased have been identified as auto driver Dasaratha Pakhrin of Dhankuta district and passenger in the auto Sanghe Sherpa of Chhathar Rural Municipality- 1 in Terhathum district.

The incident occurred when the auto (Ko 2 Aa 6611), en route from Hile in Dhankuta Municipality-1 to Sindhuwa, collided with the truck ( Ko 1 Kha 6912) heading to Dhankuta from Terhathum in Falaicha at 12:00 PM yesterday.

The two others who were critically injured in the incident were sent to Hile-based Vijay Hospital where they have been receiving treatment.

Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased have been sent to District Hospital Dhankuta for postmortem, informed Inspector Bhaskhar.

Further investigation into the case is underway, said police.