Two killed, two injured as minitruck falls off Nuwakot road

NUWAKOT: Two persons were killed and two others injured when a minitruck fell off the road in Sisneri of Nuwakot district the wee hours of Sunday.

The deceased have been identified as Sudan Neupane (26) of Belkotgadhi Municipality-2 and driver Machhindra Pudasaini (24) of Belkotgadhi Municipality–1, according to District Police Office.

SP Dev Bahadur Bohara said the two died on the spot in the accident. Sri Krishna Neupane (24) and Rammani Neupane (23) of Belkotgadhi Municipality-2 were injured in the accident.

They are undergoing treatment at the Green City Hospital in Kathmandu. The minitruck carrying chickens to Kathmandu had veered out of control and fell 200 metres below the road along the Pasang Lhamu Highway at Hyakule of Kakani Village Council-4 at around 2:45 this morning.

The vehicle (Ba 2 Kha 4251) turned into mangled wreckage while chickens worth around Rs 200,000 were killed during the accident.