SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 10: Four people died in two separate road accidents that took place in Jyamire and Helambu of Sindhupalchowk district in the last two days.
In the first accident, all three people including the driver died when a jeep (Ba 18 Cha 4699) that was traveling from Jyamire of Melamchi on its way to Pipaltar village fell off the road, according to Area Police Office, Melamchi.
The deceased have been identified as driver Suresh Tamang, 35, and Moti Adhikari, 42, both from Jamire; and 12-year-old Kamal Shyangbo. All of them died on the spot.
Police suspect that the accident likely took place during the wee hours of Monday.
Shree Ram KC, a local of Melamchi, informed that the jeep had fell 200 meters off the road.
“We saw the crashed vehicle only in the morning. It looks like the jeep loaded with cement sacks could not climb the uphill road and slid downhill and fell off the road,” he added.
Similarly, a passenger bus (Ba 2 Kha 6365) crashed in Timbu of Helambu, leading to the death of driver's assistant Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Mahendra Bhujel, 18, of Bandegaun, according to police. He had died on the spot.
The accident is said to have taken place at around 10 pm on Sunday. Out of seven people inside the bus, four sustained injuries. While the three injured returned home following normal treatment, one passenger is still undergoing treatment as his situation is said to be critical.
The critically wounded passenger has been admitted at Dhulikhel Hospital, police informed.