Five dead, eight hurt in separate road accidentsFive persons died and eight others were injured in two separate road accidents in Okhaldhunga and Bajhang districts in the last 24 hours.
Five persons died and eight others were injured in two separate road accidents in Okhaldhunga and Bajhang districts in the last 24 hours.
In Okhaldhunga, a jeep swerved off the road and plunged some 200 metres at Manebhanjyang Rural Municipality-6 on Thursday, killing two persons and injuring as many others.
Singe Tamang, 40, and Kailimaya Tamang, 35, of Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-5 died in the incident, police said.
The ill-fated jeep (Na 1 Ja 4950) was heading to Okhadhunga from Kathmandu. DSP Ananta Ram Sharma said the cause of the accident was not immediately known.
The injured people are receiving treatment at Ghurmi-based Astha Hospital.
In another incident, three persons died and six others were injured in a jeep accident at Chhabispathibhara Rural Municipality in Bajhang district on Wednesday evening. Two of the injured are in critical conditions.
Police said Birendra Bahadur Singh, 45, and his 38-year-old wife Jala Devi Singh of Chhabispathibhera and driver Lal Bahadur Bhandari, 35, of Kedarsyun Rural Municipality-1 died in the incident.
The Singh couple died on the spot while Bhandari breathed his last on his way to hospital.
The jeep (Se 1 Ja 837) was on its way to Byasi from Bhandebagar Bazaar.
According to Akkal Bahadur Dhami, the chief of the rural municipality, the injured people are receiving treatment at the District Hospital.