KALIKOT, Feb 13: Accidents often occur when vehicles are operated without permission on the rural roads of Kalikot district. Most of the dozer operators, being engineers themselves, have had accidents on under-construction roads dug by the local level. Car accidents happen every day on these roads, which are dug haphazardly without technical measurements.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8:  Manang Air, a helicopter company that has been inactive due to two major accidents, is set to invest one billion rupees for its revival. The company aims to introduce Airbus AS 350 series helicopters by 2024, with plans to restart operations by March.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Four years ago, a car running at Balkumari road section in Lalitpur suddenly hit an electric pole. The then in-charge of Lalitpur Traffic Office and Police Inspector Sitaram Hachhethu reached the spot. While investigating the cause of the incident, police found that the accident occurred due to a health issue of the driver rather than his negligence.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Around 266 accidents have been reported in the Kathmandu Valley from October 28 and November 16. These accidents claimed the lives of seven people while 330 others were left injured.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Dashain festival this year has become peaceful except for a few incidents in the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts), said the traffic police.

PALPA, Oct 23: A total of 13 people were injured in separate accidents in Palpa today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The traffic police have concluded that breach of traffic rules and overspeed are the main reasons for traffic accidents.

The situation of vehicle accidents in Nepal is terrible. Road accidents result in the deaths of many people daily. Vehicles either collide with pedestrians or collide with each other, resulting in daily fatalities. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable victims in vehicle accidents.

Managing stray animals

September 6, 2023 09:00 am

Socially and politically, the issue of stray animals has become a part of a big debate today. But till date, no organization or government has taken any effective steps to solve this problem. These animals often block traffic flow resulting in unnecessary wastage of time and many road accidents.

It is a somber reality that road accidents have become a common occurrence in our society, leading to tragic loss of lives and debilitating injuries. The ever-increasing number of accidents involving motorcycles, in particular, serves as distressing reminders of the urgent need for proactive measures to address this issue. While it is important for riders to take necessary precautions, it is equally crucial for the concerned government authorities to take decisive actions to minimize the rate of accidents.

POKHARA, Jan 30: The Gandaki Province Traffic Police Office reported a slight decrease in traffic accidents in the province, with a three percent decrease in vehicle accidents in 2021/22 compared to 2020/21.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The government is to enforce the 'time card' system in public transport operating on long routes in a bid to prevent accidents and to ensure efficient traffic management during the festival period.

JANAKPUR, July 1: As many as 501 persons died in various disasters in various districts of Madhesh Province in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year.

KAPILVASTU, JUNE 21- Sudip Poudel, the mayor of Kapilvastu, has decided to remove the divider and solar light poles from the Taulihawa-Gaudi road to the Bhawani Bhikshu road, stating that the number of accidents has increased in Kapilvastu.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: At least 10 people died in different road accidents across the country on Saturday.

Partnership for a cause

March 7, 2020 10:46 am

Let me start with a little exercise in imagination and think of a scenario that could happen to everybody, given the disproportionately high number of accidents happening in the national roads.  Following a really bad spinal injury you are now bound in a wheelchair.  You are lucky that the country has some good rehabilitation institutions like the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Center (SIRC) funded by the civil society activist and intellectual Kanak Mani Dixit.

Three dead in two different road mishaps

February 13, 2020 13:44 pm

DHADING, Feb 13: Three persons were killed in two separate road accidents that happened in Gajuri and Benighat Rorang of Dhading district, the police said.

ROLPA, Jan 6: A 19-year-old boy named Asin Giri, who was missing since December 2, was found unconscious in a rivulet near Libang – the headquarters of Rolpa district – on Friday.

DOLAKHA, July 2: The road connecting the district headquarters Charikot with the Bhimeshwar Temple of Dolakha Bazaar was recently blacktopped after widening.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The Traffic Police have booked 940 drivers for over speeding. The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has stepped up campaign to reduce over speeding, citing an increase in accidents due to this.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Sudur Paschim Province is seeing a surge in the number of accidents of late.

10 killed in accident in a week

May 25, 2019 11:05 am

BAITEDI, May 25: Ten persons have died in various accidents in the past one week in Baitedi. Of them five died in road accidents, according to Baitedi police spokesperson Rabindra Chand.

DHADING/ BAITADI, May 20: A total of 12 people were killed in two different accidents that occurred in Dhading and Baitadi districts on Sunday.

PHOENIX, April 14: Two recent deaths in which men plummeted in the Grand Canyon follow dozens of apparently accidental fatal falls since the national park was established 100 years ago.

Three dead in separate road mishaps

February 7, 2019 11:15 am

BANEPA, Feb 7: Two persons died when a tipper carrying wedding attendants met with an accident at Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-2 Kamerephant in Sindhuli district along the BP Highway on Wednesday evening.

LAHAN, Jan 29: On Saturday, Superintendent of Police Balaram Pokharel of the Armed Police Office (APF) lost his life after the jeep (Ba 1 Jha 1633) he was traveling in bumped into a parked tractor-trailer near Pasaha Bridge along the Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section. Four more persons including Chief District Officer (CDO) Ganesh Bhattarai were injured in the fatal accident.

As I was walking down the road of Golfutar, I saw a sewer tunnel at the pedestrian’s footpath and was wondering about the three accidents that occurred recently in this area. An old woman from the old age home was hit by a Royal Enfield bike: spot dead.

ITAHARI, Oct 23: Nabul Nungeli Magar, 35, of Udayapur lost his life after the autorickshaw he was on board toppled near Ghurmi of Udayapur along Siddhicharan Highway during Dashain.

Two dead in separate accidents in Morang

September 11, 2018 16:24 pm

MORANG, Sept 11: Two people were killed in separate accidents today in Morang. Lalita Agrawal, 55, of Dharan Sub Metropolis-1 died in a car accident occurred at Kanepokhari rural municipality-7 along the east-west highway.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Road safety issue is one of the major concerns regarding the traffic management system in the Kathmandu Valley. A noticeable number of people lost their lives to road accidents in the Valley last fiscal year while 111 were killed alone in accidents involving motorcycles and scooters.

KATHMANDU, JULY 31: Records maintained by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office (MTPO) show an increase of more than 15 percent in road accidents in the valley in fiscal year 2017/18 from the previous fiscal year.

Three killed in two road accidents

July 23, 2018 08:00 am

PALPA, July 22: Three people, including a father and son, were killed in two separate road accidents in Palpa on Saturday and Sunday.

CHITWAN, July 22: With the objective of curbing accidents, cable barrier system has been installed in Narayanghat-Mugling road section. This system has been used in two of the most accident-prone areas of the highway.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Road accidents involving tippers have continued unabated in the capital. Barely five days after the death of a motorcyclist by a tipper at Jadibuti, another tipper hit a motorcycle at Soltimode, killing an 18-year-old pillion rider on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The total 2,318 people have lost their life in road accidents across the country in the Nepali month of Jestha, second last month of the current fiscal year with 168 in the Kathmandu valley alone.

KATHMANDU, June 19: In 10 months, 5,180 road accidents, 17 each day, take place in the Kathmandu Valley, according to data maintained by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division.

DHADING, May 17: A man was killed, and four others sustained injuries when a truck met with an accident at Chyamumode of Nilkantha Municipality-8, Dhading, under Malekhu-Dhadingbesi road on Wednesday night.

SURKHET, May 17: As many as 18 air accidents have occurred in the Karnali Province in the last 31 years claiming 28 lives. Twelve airplanes and six helicopters have been involved in accidents in the province so far, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

CHITWAN, May 9: In the last 10 months 97 people lost life from 195 road accidents in Chitwan. Some of these accidents occurred along the Naryanghat–Munglin road- one of the busiest highways in the country.

RAJBIRAJ, May 5: As many as 52 people died in road accidents in Saptari in the last ten months. The details of District Traffic Police Office (DTPO), Saptari, show that there have been a total of 239 accidents in the district in the last 10 months of the current fiscal year.

LAHAN, April 25: Lack of repair and maintenance of a section of the East-West highway at Mirchaiya of Siraha district has posed a serious risk of accidents.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 10: Four people died in two separate road accidents that took place in Jyamire and Helambu of Sindhupalchowk district in the last two days.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoWERI), Barshaman Pun, has said that 'third-party' insurance could be helpful in minimizing the financial losses from electrical accidents.

3 killed in separate accidents

March 23, 2018 09:19 am

KAILALI, March 23: At least 3 people died while 2 other sustained injuries yesterday in two different road accidents at Kailali. The accident took place while two bikes collided head-on at Ganeshpur, Lamki Chuwa Municipality-2. Two people travelling on the single bike were killed.

NAWALPARASI, March 19: A motorcyclist was killed in a road accident at Thakali Chowk in Kawasoti Municipality-8 in Nawalparasi district along the East-West Highway on Sunday. A pillion rider has sustained injuries.

JUMLA, March 13: A 27-year-old Hira Adhikari from Guthichaur Rural Municipality, Khallawad died after being hit by a tractor, with Na 6 Ta 2572. She was trying to save a child when the incident took place. According to an eyewitness, seriously injured Adhikari died after she was crushed to death by backing the tractor.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A total of 105 people lost their lives to road accidents in the Kathmandu Valley in the first six months of the current fiscal year 2017-18 AD.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The number of accidents continues to rise on Rolpa's rural roads constructed in unsystematic ways, causing huge losses of lives and properties every year. Most of roadways in inner and rural parts of the district are congested and unsystematic.

SINDHULI, Jan 23: District Traffic Police Office, Sindhuli has intensified timecard rule to minimize road accidents along the BP Highway. The timecard system has been stepped up concluding that the incidents of accidents are occurring due to over-speed.

CHITWAN, Jan 22: Time card system has been implemented from Bharatpur of Chitwan to Manahari of Makawanpur aiming to curb increasing road accidents due to trucks and tippers along the road section.