Six killed in Dhanusha jeep accident

Published On: January 28, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Suresh Yadav

JANAKPURDHAM, Jan 28: Six people were killed when a passenger jeep heading from Kathmandu to Jhapa veered off the road into a pond in Dhanusha on Saturday.

According to SP Chakra Bahadur Singh, chief of District Police Office, Dhanusha the accident was a result of over speeding. A Tata Sumo with registration number Ba 9 Cha 3314 skidded off the road near Kamala River bridge in Ganeshman Charthan Municipality, Dhanusha at 2:30 am.

The deceased have been identified as Nawaraj Jimi, 29, of Dharmadevi Municipality-9, Sankhuwasabha; Khem Kumar Ranamagar, 40, Prahlad Neupane, 33, and Sarada Regmi Dahal, 35, of Morang; Pranita Rai, 31, of Panchthar and Gyan Bahadur Chauhan, 27, of Khotang.

Chatra Bahadur Jimi, 22, of Dharmadevi-9, Sankhuwasabha sustained critical injuries and is undergoing treatment at Janakpur Regional Hospital. 

Three other passengers and the driver, Sanjib Prasad Kharel, 28, sustained minor injuries. Among the injured are Rohit Dahal, 47, the husband of deceased Sarada Regmi Dahal, Khil Bahadur Magar, 47, of Morang, and Ran Bahadur Majhi, 32, of Jhapa. All the passengers had reserved the jeep after their flights got canceled due to bad weather on Friday.

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