CHITWAN, April 12: District Police Office, Chitwan, has confirmed the identity of four of the five persons killed in a tractor accident that occurred in the district on Sunday evening.
Five persons were killed after a tractor met with an accident in Rapti Municipality-11 in the eastern part of Chitwan.
According to District Police Office, Chitwan, the deceased have been identified as 35-year-old Khadak Lama of Rapti Municipality-5; Magan Mahato, 40, of Khairahani Municipality-9, and Chhaniya Mahato, 50, and Sitaram Shrestha, 45, of Rapti Municipality-4. The identity of a person in his mid twenties is not ascertained yet.
Deputy Superintendent of Police of Chitwan Surya Bahadur Thapa said that the tractor (Na 1 Ta 6282) that met with an accident at Chiyudekhola near Aampani was carrying laborers from Thakaltar of the district. A total of 19 people were injured after the tractor fell some 200 metres off the road.
DSP Thapa added that the condition of seven injured is critical. All the injured persons are receiving treatment in different hospitals in Bharatpur.