Two killed, three injured in Jhapa road accidents

JHAPA: Two persons died while three others were injured in separate road accidents that took place in the district last night.

A person died when a motorcycle went out of control near Jhilimili Bridge in Bhadrapur Municipality-4 last night, and a person died and two others were injured when a passenger bus hit a motorcycle at Charpane Chowk in Birtamode Municipality-2.

Motorcycle rider Dhanapati Pathak (31) and Lekhnath Dahal (28) of Kachankewal Municipality-2 were injured when the motorcycle (Pra 1-01-013 Pa 9607) went out of control and hit the pillar on the side of the Jhilimili Bridge in Bhadrapur Municipality-4.

Of them, pillion rider Dahal died while undergoing treatment at Omsai Pathibhara Hospital, Bhadrapur while Pathak is still undergoing treatment at the same hospital.

Similarly, Toyanath Upreti of Kankai Municipality-8, died when the motorcycle (Me 1 Pa 7248) he was riding on hit by a passenger bus (Pra 1-01-002Ba. 0149), Police Inspector Nawaraj Neupane of District Traffic Office Jhapa said.

Raviratna Sitaula (59) of Kankai-5 and Sagar Majhi of Bahradashi Rural Municipality-7 who were riding pillion riding were injured in the incident. Both are undergoing treatment at Birta City Hospital, Biratmode.

The bus driver has been arrested and investigation into the incident is underway.




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