LAHAN, July 1: Three persons were killed and seven others injured as a truck hit a Tata Magic van at Lahan Municipality along the East-West Highway on Monday.
The deceased have been identified as Ganapati Mahara, 35, a resident of Golbazar Municipality, Bachiyadevi Ram, 60, a local of Bariyapatti Rural Municipality and Bunumaya Lama,45, a local of Dhangadhimai Municipality.
“The magic van with passengers on board was heading toward the west. The truck was also plying the same road in a similar direction as it struck the van from behind,” said Sub-Inspector Choudhary.
According to Sub-Inspector Chaudhary, seven persons sustained injuries. They were rushed to Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Two passengers who sustained severe injuries have been referred to BPKIHS, Dharan for further treatment.