10 killed, 18 injured in Palpa jeep accident

PALPA: At least 10 persons died and 18 others were injured when a jeep they were travelling in met with an accident at Masyam of Tinau Rural Municipality-6 in the district on Tuesday.

Eight persons died on the spot while two breathed their last during the course treatment at the Lumbini Medical College, police said.

The deceased have been identified as Yan Kumari Panta (60), Ram Bahadur Aslami (39), Krishna Bahadur Aslami (67), Urmila Aslami of Masyam 28 of Tinau Rural Municipality-6, Chandra Ranapal (70) and Chuna Ranapal (60) of Tamnagar, Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City-14, Rupandehi district, Gita Sunar (22) of Khursane, Tinau-2, Bishnukala Kami (66) and Dil Kumari Sunar (65) of Khyaha, Ribdikot Rural Municipality-1, and Dilmaya GC (29) of Devdaha Municipality-5, Rupandehi, said Inspector Sugandha Shrestha, the Information Officer at the District Police Office, Palpa.

The injured have been sent to Lumbini Medical College in Palpa for treatment.

The jeep (Lu 1 Ja 2371) was heading towards Chidis, Kusumkhola in Palpa from Dumre in Tanahun district when the tragedy occurred last night. The four-wheeler veered off the road and fell some 300 meters down the road near Eco Farm House at Masyam.

Police said that they have arrested jeep driver Dan Bahadur Chidi (45) of Tansen Municipality-10, for investigation.






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