Five dead, nine injured in jeep accident in PyuthanTwo died on the spot while three others died during the course of treatment at Bhingri Primary Health Centre, said police.
Five people died while nine others were injured in a jeep accident in Swargdwari Municipality, Rumale in Pyuthan on Wednesday.
The jeep carrying 14 people fell off a cliff in Ward No 4 of the municipality.
Two people died on the spot and three died during the course of treatment at Bhingri Primary Health Centre, according to Inspector Buddhi Rana of Bhingri Police Post.
The passengers were employees of the District Administration Office in Gulmi and their family members. The group was on their way to Swargadwari Ashram, a holy shrine, to celebrate New Year.
“One of the deceased is an administrative officer at the Gulmi District Administration Office,” said Inspector Devi Prasad Gaire, District Police Office.
“The driver is also among the deceased. He succumbed to his injuries at the health centre,” said Gaire.
Preparations are on to airlift two critically injured passengers to Kathmandu for further treatment, said Chief District Officer of Gulmi Rudra Devi Sharma.
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