58 deaths in 216 accidents reported in six months in Chitwan
January 21, 2021 01:50 PM NPT
CHITWAN, Jan 21: Two hundred and sixteen road accidents were reported in Chitwan district in the last six months of the current fiscal year. Fifty-eight persons died and 361 were injured in these accidents, according to the District Traffic Police Office, Chitwan.
The office said a majority of these accidents occurred on the East-west Highway. Seventy-four traffic accidents took place on this highway, killing 22 persons.
Similarly, six people were killed in the 34 accidents that took place on the Narayangarh-Mugling road section while seven people died in 12 other accidents. Five persons were killed in 37 accidents that occurred on Bharatpur Ring Road while 18 persons lost their lives in 58 traffic accidents that took place on other roads.
A good number of these accidents took place in the Nepali month of Mangsir in the current fiscal year. As many as 52 accidents happened in this month alone.
Among the 58 casualties of traffic accidents until the month of Paush in this fiscal year, 48 are males, six females, one male child and three girl children.
Three hundred and thirty-six vehicles were involved in the 216 accidents that occurred in the six months period, the traffic police office said. Of these vehicles, 163 were motorcycles.
High speed has been the main reason behind most traffic accidents in the district. It is said that 161 accidents were the result of high speed. Similarly, 38 accidents were due to negligence by the driver, 10 were due to overtaking, seven due to drunken driving and one accident each took place due to the pedestrian's mistake and mechanical dysfunction.