5 killed, three injured in Udayapur jeep accident

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GAIGHAT: As many as 5 individuals died whereas three others sustained accidents after the jeep they have been travelling on fell beneath the street alongside the Siddhicharan Freeway in Katari Municipality-14 of Udayapur district on Sunday morning.

The deceased have been recognized as Ram Bahadur Sarki (43), Khadga Bahadur Sarki (40), Nari Maya Sarki (35) and Karna Bahadur Sarki (26), each of Manebhanjyang Rural Municipality-9 in Okhaldunga district and Mahesh Bahadur BK (30) of Sirise in Katari-8. The injured are driver Pawan Khadka (28) of Trigamba Municipality-Four of Rupandehi and passengers Kumari Sarki (28) and Kalpana Sarki(22), each of Manebhanjyang-9.

In response to Superintendent of Police (SP) Bhim Bahadur Dahal at Okhaldhunga District Police Workplace, the incident occurred when the jeep (Ba 20 Cha 7171) en route from Bhairahawa to Okhaldhunga, skidded off the street and fell some 900 metres beneath in  Bhadaure at 1:00 am right this moment, killing 5 on the spot whereas critically injuring others.

The injured have been rushed to Katari Hospital for remedy from which Pawan and Kalpana have been referred to Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital for additional remedy.

Police after the preliminary investigation are suspecting that the incident may need occurred as a result of brake failure.


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