4 dead, 33 hurt in road accidentsFour persons died and 33 others were injured in separate road accidents in several parts of the country in the past 24 hours.
Four persons died and 33 others were injured in separate road accidents in several parts of the country in the past 24 hours.
A pick-up truck swerved off the road and plunged 70 metres at Chhintang-8 in Dhankuta district on Friday night, killing two persons. Six others were injured when the vehicle (Ko 1 Ja 2722), on its way to Bhojpur from Dharan, crashed.
Police identified the deceased as Prithviman Rai, 50, of Ghodetar, Bhojpur, and Sushila Shrestha, 45, of Dharan-1. The injured are receiving treatment at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. Police suspected that the vehicle had skidded due to brake failure.
In Dang, a driver died when a pick-up truck met with an accident at Tulsipur-1 on Friday night. The vehicle fell about 100 metres from the road. Driver Prem Dangal, 27, of Pawannagar-2 died in the incident.
According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Loknath Timilsina, a preliminary probe showed that the driver was drunk.
In Mahottari, a pedestrian identified as Aruna Jha, 40, of Sahodawa, died when a tractor hit her near her house. She had succumbed to injuries during treatment, said police.
In Makwanpur, 27 passengers were injured when a Birgunj-bound passenger bus overturned at Manahari on Saturday morning when a front tyre of the speeding vehicle burst.