November 22, 2021 12:13 PM NPT
BAITADI, Nov 22: The death toll in the Baitadi jeep accident that occurred at Dasharathchand Municipality-4 last night has reached six.
The jeep (Ma 1 Ja 310) was carrying people, who were attending a wedding ceremony from Dehimadau to Simayal of the municipality in the district. It is said that five persons died on the spot while driver Dipak Mali, 40, of Dadeldhura district died on the way to Dhangadhi hospital.
According to Police Inspector Darshan Khadka, all the deceased except driver Mali are from Dasharathchand Municipality. The deceased have been identified as Rajendra Bahadur Chand, 48, Dhan Bahadur Chand, 38, Prem Bahadur Chand, 65, Tara Singh Thapa, 65, and Khem Singh Karki, 58.
A seriously injured Harka Bahadur Chand, 48, of Dasharathchand Municipality-4 has been referred to Dhangadhi hospital for further treatment.
The jeep fell some 700 meters down the road, according to police.