Seven killed in tractor accident in Swargadwari, PyuthanOne person was able to save his life by jumping off the vehicle, said police.
Seven people were killed in a tractor accident along the Bhingri-Swargadwari road section in Swargadwari, Pyuthan, on Saturday night.
A tractor carrying seven workers of Oasis Construction Company swerved off the road and plunged some 300 metres down a cliff, killing six workers and the driver. One of the workers was able to save himself by jumping off the vehicle before it plunged down the cliff, said police. The incident took place at around 11pm.
The workers had been working on the upgradation work of the same road section.
"All the deceased are from Rolpa district," said Inspector Bishnu Prasad Paudel, who is also the information officer of Pyuthan District Police. "Of the seven deceased, six are from Baija Village of Rumtigadhi Rural Municipality while the driver is from Triveni Rural Municipality."
Police suspect that the fatal accident occurred as the driver missed a turning in the road due to fog.
According to Bishnu Khanal, ward member of Sworgadwari Municipality-2, police personnel and locals reached the incident site for rescue the same night.
“Security personnel of the Nepal Army and Nepal Police recovered the bodies on Sunday morning with the help of locals,” said Khanal.