Five die, 18 hurt in road accidentsAt least five people died and 18 others were injured in three separate road accidents in Palpa and Nawalparasi districts in the past 24 hours.
At least five people died and 18 others were injured in three separate road accidents in Palpa and Nawalparasi districts in the past 24 hours.
A night bus swerved off the road and plunged about 100 metres at Siluwa-4 in Palpa district on Saturday night, killing two and injuring 18 others. Critically injured Lal Singh Thapa, 38, and Bimal Ale, 21, of Rampur died during treatment on Sunday morning, police said.
The ill-fated vehicle (Na 4 Kha 9218), which was en route to Rampur in Palpa from Butwal, met with the incident at around 11pm on Saturday night. Similarly, Jit Bahadur Tharu, tractor driver died in an accident at Rampur-14 on Sunday. Tharu,38, a permanent resident of Rupandehi, died on the spot, police said.
In Nawalparasi, two persons died in a tractor accident in Arunkhola forest area along the East-West Highway on Sunday. (PR)