12 injured in road accident in Mugu

Published On: May 23, 2024 05:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

MUGU, May 23: At least 12 people were injured when a jeep they were traveling in met with an accident at Jama Hilltop of Khatyad Rural Municipality-2 today. The jeep (Ga 1 Ja 8249) was carrying students of Bhawani Secondary School at Kolti, Himali Rural Municipality-5 in Bajura on an excursion to the Rara Lake in Mugu.

Among the injured are nine students, two teachers and the jeep driver, said Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Birendra Thapa. All the injured except the jeep driver are in normal health condition, it is said. The driver and the owner of the jeep Lal Bahadur Bhandari are receiving treatment at the local health post. The jeep fell 25 meters from the road. 

Airline staff injured after aircraft hits him 

Meanwhile, in a separate mishap, an employee working at the Rara Airport in Mugu was injured when the nose part of a Twin Otter airplane belonging to Sita Air hit him. Sita Air's Mugu station chief Dhirendra Bham, who was signaling to the pilots for a takeoff at the time, was injured after he moved towards the plane when the pilot called him, DSP Thapa said. 

Bham was flown to Nepalgunj on the same aircraft for medical treatment. 


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