INARUWA, Oct 28: Three people died in separate road accidents in Sunsari district last night.
The District Police Office, Sunsari, has confirmed the deaths of Tejnarayan Sah, 45, of Itahari-17; Geevan Raut, 27, of Barahchhetra-8; and Gulab Mehata, 35, of Supaul Banauli Panchayat, India in the accidents.
The accident in which Sah died occurred when a motorcycle ( Pradesh 1-02-043 P 9087) headed east from west hit a cart at Pakali of Itahari-17 along the East-West Highway.
Motorcyclist Bikram Khadka, 45, of Belbari-8, Morang was injured in the accident and he is being treated at the Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital.
Similarly, Raut was severely injured when a two-wheeler with an unidentified number plate hit his bicycle along the Duhabi-Inaruwa road section in Inaruwa-5. He breathed his last in the course of treatment at the District Hospital, Inaruwa. Police are searching for the motorcycle and the rider.
Likewise, a car (Ga 3 Cha 5576) hit a bicycle at Bhokraha Narsingh Rural Municipality-4, leaving Mehata severely injured. He later succumbed to the injuries amidst treatment at the District Hospital, Inaruwa, Sunsari's Deputy Superintendent of Police, Raj Kumar Rai said.
Car driver Krishna Bahadur Regmi, of Sainamaina-4, Rupandehi, is under police control. As the police said, the accident was due to over-speeding.