Five people have been killed while nine others were injured when a vehicle carrying members of a marriage procession met with an accident in Dhanusha this morning.
The accident involving the vehicle (Ba. 1 Ja. 8293) took place at Birendra Bazaar on the East-West Highway at 4:30 this morning, said Superintendent of Police Dhanusha Basant Rajoure. The vehicle was carrying people who had attended a marriage function from Itahari of Pipara Rural Municipality of Mahottari.
Among the dead are three women, one child and one man. The deceased has been identified as 11-year-old child S. Kumar of Pipara Rural Municipality, 35-year-old Rubi Kumari Shah of Mukhiyapatti Musaharaniya Tulsiyahi of Dhanusha, 17-year-old Manju Kumari Shah and her sister 13-year-old Srijana Shaha of Sahasaula in Ramgopalpur-7, Mahottari and the vehicle driver Abdul Mansuri,24, of Dhanauji rural municipality in Dhanusa district, police said.
The injured have been identified as Pratika Sah, aged 14, and Kabita Kumari Sah, aged 18, from Bagara Loharpatti -4, Mahottari. A 35-year-old Sanjaya Sah, Arusha Sah, aged 3, Abarna Sah, aged six, Aayush Kumar Sah, aged, 10 are from Mukhiyapatti Musharniya -4, Dhanusha got injured in the accident.
Likewise, 26-year-old Priyanka Sah, five-year-old Pratika Sah, and four-year-old Anshu Sah, from Pipara-2, Mahottari are on the name list of the injured in the accident.
The injured are undergoing treatment at Provincial Hospital, Janakpurdham. (RSS)