60-yr-old goes missing in jeep accident

Published On: July 15, 2018 07:12 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BAGLUNG, July 15: Nandakali Gaire, 60, has gone missing as a jeep heading to Chhorepatan of Dhorpatan - 4 from Burtibang fall down into Tamankhola river on Saturday. The jeep with seven people on board reportedly lost its balance and fell into the river due to break failure.

"The jeep fell in the river due to break fail. A sixty-year-old woman has gone missing while others have been injured," said Om Prakash Yadav, police inspector of Area Police Office, Burtibang. 

"Preliminary investigation shows that the woman was swept away by the river while others stuck in the jeep were rescued," he added.  The passengers stuck in the jeep with registration number Lu 1 Ja 2762 were pulled out by the police with the help of locals. 

Sarita BK, 14, Tham Bahadur Sherpali, 17, Gautami Sherpali, 6, and Fulmati Nepali, 65, who are injured in the accident are receiving treatment at Burtibang heath post, according to the police. The driver, Anil Giri of Pokhara Metropolis-11 has been taken into police custody for investigation. 

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