Udayapur jeep accident: Death toll reaches eight

BHOJPUR: Death toll in Udayapur jeep accident has reached eight.

The deceased have been identified as jeep driver Man Bahadur Basnet (40) of Itahari-9 in Sunsari, Maya Rai (70) of Parbat, Chandra Prakash Rai (23) and six-month-old child Bisang Chamling of Hatuwagadhi Rural Municipality-2, Bhojpur, Raj Kumari Rai (32) of Hatuwagadhi-5, Padam Bahadur Thapa (68), Kamala Adhikari (45) of Hatuwagadhi-9, and Kishan Rai (42) of Hatuwagadhi-5.

The jeep (Ko 1 Ja 2593) was heading towards Dakshin Ghoretar of Bhojpur from Dharan when the tragedy occurred at Mainamaini of Belaka-7, Udayapur district at around 10:30 am today.

Seven died on the spot while one died during the course of treatment at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences.

Among them, Kishan Rai died in the course of the treatment, DSP Sudip Raj Pathak of the District Police Office, Bhojpur said.




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