GULMI, Nov 27: At least five people died and three others sustained injuries when a jeep met with an accident in Isma village in Gulmi district on Friday morning.
The ill-fated vehicle (Lu 1 Ja 1166), en route to district headquarters, Tamghas from Ishma, skidded some 400 meters off the road in Isma Rural Municipality-4. There were 10 passengers onboard the jeep.
All five were declared dead on the spot, according to Superintendent of Police (SP), Prabin Lal Shreshta, the chief of the District Police Office, Gulmi. The deceased have been identified as Dambar Bahadur Hitan, 65, Chitra Bahadur Darlami, 33, Basant Darlami, 30, and Dhan Bahadur Achhami, 33, of Isma Rural Municipality-4 and Sundari Thapa, 80, of Malika Rural Municipality-5.
Similarly, Pharsuram Thapa,19, Sarswati Darlami, 28, and Kamal Dhitang, 26 were injured during the mishap. They are being rushed to the District Hospital in Tamghas for treatment.