One Dead, 10 Hurt In Sankhuwasabha Accident

A person was killed and ten others were injured in a truck accident occurred at Chichila rural municipality-1 in Sankhuwasabha district last night.

A mini truck (Province 1-02-001 Kha 8083) met with the accident at Patle of Chichila-1. It was en route to Khandbari from Phyaksinda of Makalu rural municipality-5 after transporting vegetables. The dam site of Arun III hydropower project is based in Makalu-5.

Driver Janak Pandey, 29, of Leguwa of Mahalaxmi municipality-6, Dhankuta district died on the spot, according to District Police Office Chief Deputy Superintendent of Police Laldhwaj Subedi. Among those injured in the accident, condition of three is said to be critical.

They are Bablu Magar, 29, of Khandbari municipality-7, Rahul Malakar, 32, and Rocky Kumar from Assam, India. They were rushed to Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, following the rescue.

The body of the driver was retrieved it got trapped under the truck this morning and was brought to the District Hospital, Khandbari for a post-mortem. Among the injured, eight Indian nationals are the workers for the Arun Hydropower Project. Among the injured, three have already returned home after treatment.

Source : RSS,