Dhangadi, May 30
At least 12 passengers died and 24 others were injured in a jeep accident that took place at Sirma near Kharisain VDC-1 of Doti district Wednesday morning.
A Silgadi-bound jeep with registration No. Na 1 Ja 3261 that left from Sanjghat of Doti district met with the accident.
In the accident, Riya Bogati, 2, of Kathmandu, Gauri Devi Khadka, 35, of Gairagaun-3, Khiru Devi Bohara, 35, of Gairagaun-2, Tulashi Bohara, 4, Junu Bista, 35, of Bagalek VDC and Tek Thakulla of Bagalek died.
Similarly, Bagarati Ayer, 38, of Khirsain-9, Gyanu Bista, 35, of Kathmandu, Pata Bhandari of Gajari-9, Khem Bohara of Gairagaun-4, Tulashi Devi B.K were killed in the accident.
Identification of one deceased was yet to be ascertained.
In the accident, Keshav Badal, 18, of Kathmandu, Man Bahadur B.K of Pokhari-1, Chandra B.K, Mohan Nepali of Kathmandu, Dambar Bohara of Gairagaun, Suntali Bhul of Khirsain-7, Bishna Devi Bista, Gagan B.K, Barma Thakulla, Durga Devi Khadka, Jyanta Khadka, Laxmi Nepali, Sita Devi Bhul, Amar Nepali, Rupa Devi Bogati of Kahthmandu, Ramesh Bhandari and Pushpa Bista were injured.
Likewise, other injured passengers included Laxmi Devi Bhandari, Bharat Ale and Tulashi Upadhayaya. Four other injured were yet to be identified. All injured passengers were undergoing treatment at District Hospital, Doti and Sujang Hospital, Dipayal.
Of the total injured
passengers, the condition of Keshav Bahadur B.K, Man Bahadur B.K, Chandra B.K, Dambar Bohara, Bishna Devi Bista, Birma Thakulla, Durga Devi Khadka, Jayanta Khadka, Laxmi Nepali, Sita Devi Bhul was reported be be critical.
The jeep fell off some 500 metres down from the road. Cause of the accident was yet to confirm. The jeep was overloaded.
Meanwhile, a person died on the spot and three others were injured in a road accident at Gaighat-Kadmaha road section along Sagarmatha Highway in Udayapur district this morning.
The deceased was identified as tractor driver, Umesh Danuwar of Rajabash in Triyuga Municipality-16, Police-Inspector Khagendra Khadka said.
The accident took place when the tractor with registration No. Dha 1 Ta 130 heading towards Baghchauri of Triyuga Municipality-16 from Siraha district carrying bricks overturned after the driver lost the control, police said.