1 killed, 2 injured in Palpa jeep accident

PALPA: A person died on the spot and two others sustained injuries in a road accident at Siddhartha highway of Tinau rural municipality-5 in Palpa on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Surya Prasad Shrestha (43) of Rampur municipality-3, Birendra Thapa, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, said.

The incident took place when a jeep (Lu 1 Cha 7780) heading towards Rampur from Butwal fell some 200 meters off the road yesterday.

Similarly, jeep driver Khem Bahadur Khamcha (27) of Nisdi rural municipality-4 and Tuk Narayan Shrestha (46) of Rampur municipality-3 were injured in the incident.

Police said that the condition of Tuk Narayan is critical while Kem Bahadur’s condition is normal.

Police are further investigating the case.

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