1 dead, 24 injured as mini lorry overturns in SindhupalchokAn overcrowded mini lorry overturned at Bhainse in Sindhupalchok on Monday, leaving one person dead and at least 24 others injured.
An overcrowded mini lorry overturned at Bhainse in Sindhupalchok on Monday, leaving one person dead and at least 24 others injured.
Police said the Bahrabise-bound lorry (Ba 4 Kha 9017) from Yanlakot was carrying 25 people when it keeled over at Bhainse.
Lute Tamang, 36, of Jitpur Sub-metropolis, Bara, died on the spot. Twenty-four people were injured, nine of them critically.
Superintendent of Police Mukunda Marasini said the seriously wounded passengers were taken to Kathmandu and the others were undergoing treatment at a health facility in Khadichaur. The lorry driver is at large, he added.
Police suspect that over-speeding and overcrowding might have caused the vehicle to overturn.
In a separate incident, a man died when a scooter crashed with an oncoming tractor at Mujeliya along the Janakpur-Dhalkebar road on Monday morning.
According to Dhanusha District Traffic Police Office, scooterist Sandip Nayak, 32, of Janakpur Sub Metropolis-10 died on the way to hospital. Pillion rider Rakesh Sah was injured in the crash.