4 killed, 5 injured in Doti jeep accident

BAJURA: Four people died on the spot while five others were injured in a jeep accident in Shikhar Municipality-6 of Doti along the KI Singh Highway on Sunday.

The accident took place when a passenger jeep (Ga2Ha 2776) heading towards Bajura from Dhangadhi went out of control and fell some 60 meters down the road, according to District Police Office Doti.

The deceased have been identified as 22-year-old Radhika Malal of Himali Rural Municipality-5, her eight-month-old daughter Prathana, 32-year-old Dhanshova Budha and six-year-old Kabindra Budha, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Nishant Srivastav of District Police Office, Doti.

Five people injured in the accident are 30-year-old Prakash Budathapa, 23-year-old Khom Bahadur Malal, 24-year-old Dan Bahadur Budha, 21-year-old Bimalal Malal and 21-year-old Raj Bahadur Malal of Himali rural municipality-5.

The injured are undergoing treatment at Shaileshwari Hospital in Dipayal.

Police have detained jeep driver Mahesh Budha for necessary action and further investigation.

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