One dead, two injured in bus accident

Published On: January 10, 2018 04:28 PM NPT

CHITWAN, Jan 10: One person was killed and two others were injured in an accident involving a school bus and a truck at Panidhara of Ichhamanakamana Rural Municipality-5 in Chitwan along the Muglin Malekhu road section. 

Police confirmed the deceased as Ganesh Prasad Silwal, 55, of Icchamanakamana Rural Municipality-3. According to Chitwan’s Superintendent of Police, Deepak Thapa, the truck ( Ga 1 Kha 5731) coming to Muglin from Kathmandu hit a bus ( Ba 1 Kha 5550) belonging to the local Pragathi Pathshala School from backside this morning. Silwal died while being taken to the Bharatpur Hospital. 

Durga Bahadur Silwal of Ichhamanakamana Rural Municipality-4 is being treated at the Bharatpur Hospital while Ram Babu Shrestha, 50, of Ichhamanakamana Rural Municipality-3 is receiving treatment at the Chitwan Medical College. 

Both vehicles fell some 50-60 meters down from the road. However, the truck driver has been missing since the accident. School children onboard the bus at the time were unhurt. RSS

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