BARDIYA, Feb 1: Two people were killed when a tipper truck crushed them while they were warming themselves at a bonfire in a field. The incident took place when a tipper was trampled uncontrollably in the yard of Satpatiya of Badaiyatal Rural Municipality-3 at around 8PM on Monday.
According to the Superintendent of Police, Bardiya, Ishwor Karki, Som Bahadur Bik, 45, of Badaiyatal Rural Municipality-3 died on the spot while Ramu Tharu, 45, died while undergoing treatment at Nepalgunj Medical College. Three others were injured in the incident.
The injured are identified as Pramila Chaudhary, 35, of Badaiyatal Rural Municipality-3, Chamelia Tharu, 40, and Laxman Sunar, 19, of Birendranagar Municipality-11, Surkhet. All the injured are undergoing treatment at Nepalgunj Medical College.
The tipper truck (Ve 1 Ka 1495) was heading toward Jamuni from Surkhet when it hit the people who were warming themselves at the fire in the yard. Driver Durga BK, 33, of Surkhet Birendranagar Municipality-11 has been arrested by the police.