2 killed, 16 injured in Tanahun jeep accident

DAMAULI: Two persons died and 16 others were injured in a jeep accident at Aabukhaireni Rural Municipality-1 in Tanahun district on Monday.

The deceased have been identified as Aasbir Gurung (72) of Aabukhaireni Rural Municipality-6 and Tulasi Gurung (17) of Byas Municipality-9, according to the District Police Office, Tanahun.

Aasbir died on the spot while Tulasi succumbed to injuries in the course of treatment at Chitwan-based New Medical College.  The incident occurred when the jeep (Ba 18 Cha 5921) carrying wedding attendants fell some 500 meters down the road, said police.

Subina Gurung (15), Man Bahadur Gurung (67), Sukmaua Gurung (38), Alisa Gurung (6), Sabita Gurung (19) of Aabukhairenu Rural Municipality-6 and Shishir Gurung (10) of Bandipur Rural Municipality-3 were injured in the incident and they are receiving treatment at Aabukhaireni Hospital.

Similarly, Som Lal Gurung (56), of Aabukhaireni-6, Bhakku Lal Gurung (70), Sher Bahadur Gurung (56), Aasmaya Gurung (36), Dikshya Gurung (10), Sete Gurung (52) of Pyugharphant, jeep driver Raj Kumar Bishwokarma (38) of Aabukhairenu-1, Chij Kumari Gurung (36), 18-month-old Susan Gurung, and Sunita Gurung (37) were also injured in the accident.

They are undergoing treatment at New Medical College, Chitwan, added Police.

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