One dead, 18 hurt in Jhapa road accident

Published On: August 31, 2019 02:30 PM NPT By: RSS

JHAPA, Aug 31: A woman was killed and at least 18 were injured in a road accident on Saturday after a bus hit a scooter at Jamunkhadi of Kankai municipality-1 in Jhapa. 

The District Police Office, Jhapa has confirmed the death of scooter rider Sujan Pokhrel of Bhadrapur municipality-9 in the accident. 

The passenger bus (Me 11 Pa 8977) en route to west from east struck the scooter (Ko 1 Kha 7204) heading towards the same direction, leaving the rider injured who later breathed her last at Birtamod-based B&C Hospital. 

At least 18 bus passengers have been injured and are undergoing treatment at the same hospital. 

Meanwhile, in another accident, 65-year-old Nandakali Subedi of Sainamaina municipality-1 in Rupandehi died after she was hit by a Bolero jeep (Lu 1 Ja 1746) at Bankatta. The accident happened today, Province 5 Traffic Police Office Butwal's Superintendent of Police Madhusudan Luintel said. 

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