Pillion rider dies as motorcycle falls into pit in Kathmandu

Published On: October 1, 2023 04:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: A man died when a motorcycle skidded off the road and fell into a pit at an under-construction bridge near Bagmati bridge at Shantinagar in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-31.

The deceased has been identified as Sushil Gurung, 17, of Changunarayan Municipality-4 in Bhaktapur, the pillion passenger on the ill-fated motorcycle, said the police. The motorcycle rider who was seriously injured in the accident is receiving treatment at Civil Hospital in Minbhawan.

The motorcycle (Ba Pra 02-039 Cha 1197) was heading to Tinkune from New Baneshwor when the accident took place, said Superintendent of Police Kumodh Dhungel, spokesperson for the District Police Range, Kathmandu.

According to him, injured Saroj Gurung, 20, of Changunarayan Municipality-4 in Bhaktapur, the motorcycle rider, is undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital. His right leg was fractured and he is not in a state to speak, said the police. According to preliminary investigations, Gurung was riding the motorcycle under the influence of alcohol, and further investigations are underway, said SP Dhungel.


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