Five killed, several injured in road accident in Banke on FridayA passenger bus carrying 42 people travelling from Surkhet to Dharan collided with a tipper along the Banke National Park road section.
As many as five people were killed and 37 injured in a road accident near Rohini Khola Army Barracks in Kohalpur Municipality of Banke district around 7 pm on Friday evening.
A passenger bus carrying 42 people travelling from Surkhet to Dharan collided with a tipper along the Banke National Park road section.
Four men and one woman died on the spot; nine were severely injured while the rest suffered minor injuries. The injured are receiving treatment at Kohalpur Medical College, according to DSP Rabindra Khanal of Area Police Office, Kohalpur.
Among the deceased, one has been identified as a resident of Sapakhani in Surkhet, two were from Kohalpur in Banke, one from Siraha and one from Jhapa.
The initial investigation revealed overspeeding as the reason behind the accident, said police. “Further investigation is ongoing,” said Khanal.” Identities of the rest of the passengers onboard are yet to be confirmed.”