Rampur (Palpa): Identities of six people who died on the spot in a jeep accident place at Baikunthe along the Ranimahal road section have been established.
Five among the deceased are from Nawalparasi (Bardaghat-Susta-East) district.
Jeep driver, Iswor Bahadur Lohani, 36, from Devchuli municipality-16, Rajahar of the district sustained serious injuries in the accident. According to the police, he is being treated at Tansen-based Mission Hospital.
Spokesperson of Palpa Police Santosh Chand informed that the deceased areParbati Lohani, aged around 56, Sabita Dhital, 35, Sabis Lohani, 11, two-and-a-half-year-old Isab Lohani and Krishna Bahadur Lohani, aged around 65, of Rajahar. Another deceased is Chuna Khanal, 55, of Besisahar, ward-2, Bhakunde of Lamjung district.
The accident occurred while the jeep was en route to Ranimahal from Palpa district headquarters Tansen, said the Palpa Police.
The jeep (Bagmati Province 7209) skidded off around 100 metres off the road into the gorge at around 4.00 pm on Sunday.
Further investigation into the incident is underway, police informed. The deceased are yet to be identified.
Police personnel have reached the accident spot to rescue the passengers.
Source: National News Agency RSS