4 killed, 14 injured in Achham jeep accident

DOTI: At least four persons died and 14 others sustained injuries in a jeep accident at Panchadewal Binayak Municipality-1 in Achham district on Sunday.

The deceased have been identified as Jeewan Jaisi (16) and Sarpa Bohora (18) of Panchadewal Binayak Municipality-3, Jeewan Neupane, 13 and Himal Nepali (15).

Jaisi died on the spot while three others breathed their last while undergoing treatment.

According to the District Police Office, Achham, the ill-fated jeep (Se 1 Cha 1763) carrying wedding attendants met with an accident while returning to Binayak Bazaar at around 11 pm yesterday.

Two among the injured were sent to Nepalgunj for further treatment while 12 others are being treated at Achham District Hospital, DSP Tulsiram Aryal of the District Police Office, Achham said.

“We have sent two critically injured to Nepalgunj for further treatment. Others are undergoing treatment at the district hospital”, he said.

Police surmised that the incident might have occurred after the driver lost control of the steering.




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