We all have this collective conviction that if only our roads were bigger and better, it would equate to safer travel and encourage people to abide by the rules. But the truth is that the width of our road seems to be inversely proportional to the stupidity of people who drive or ride on it.
ROLPA, July 11: Dhanapuri Rokamagar, 61, of Thabang-5 in Rolpa district silently watched the cremation of her two sons on the bank of the Lungri River. Another son and a daughter were being cremated at the same time on the bank of Rapti in Dang district. She lost all four of her children in the tipper truck accident in Mustang Friday. Altogether 20 people were killed in the accident.
GORKHA, May 9: The Driver, identified as Santosh Sapkota, 27, of Belkotgadi municipality-5 was killed when a tipper(Ba 4 Kha 9506) plunged some 200 meters from the road to Budhigandaki river at Gandaki rural municipality, Benighat-8, Chiurigaunda of Gorkha last night.
Chitwan, Oct 29: Seven are critically injured and another 19 have injured in a vehicle collision in Chitwan today, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shiva Sharma Acharya said adding that all the injured are receiving treatment at Chitwan Medical College.
KATHMANDU, July 11: In view of the mounting traffic congestion during the rush hours in the Kathmandu Valley, the government has planned to ban tippers, trucks and mini trucks along the ring road from 9:00am to 11:00pm and from 4:00pm to 7:00pm from Wednesday.
GAUSHALA, July 10: A youth who was injured after a tipper truck rammed his bike on Sunday night along Jaleshwor – Bardibas road stretch here in Mahottari district succumbed last night in course of treatment.
DOLAKHA, Dec 14: Four people were killed when a tipper, Ba 2 Kha 6888, headed for Choprang from Galpa, skidded off the road and plunged some 250 meters down the road at Khadadevi-1 of Ramechhap district on Tuesday evening.
DANG, June 7: Three people were killed when a tipper met with an accident at Peda of Saigha VDC of Dang last night.
Of the deceased, two have been identified while the identity of the third is yet to be ascertained. Driver Tilak Bahadur Gharti, 27, of Malta-9, Salyan, his helper and Ajay Nepali, 18, of Saigha-2 are those killed in the accident.