13 injured in Taplejung jeep accident


By Chandra Pandak, Taplejung, Sept.26: Thirteen people were injured when a bolero jeep met with an accident at Pathibhara Yangwarak Rural Municipality in Taplejung.

As many as 13 people including the driver got injured when the jeep with a registration number (Me 1 Ja 2186) crashed on the inner roads of Tiringe, at Pathibhara Yangwarak  Rural Municipality, on Tuesday morning. 

Rajan Limbu, Superintendent of Police (SSP) at Taplejung said that the jeep carrying the pilgrimage from Tiringe to Pathibhara met with an accident at 4:30 AM on Tuesday. The jeep suddenly slipped from the slanting part of the earthen road and veered off  70 meters causing an accident as per the preliminary investigation.

The injured Dhan Bahadur Dangi, aged 70, is in a serious condition and is referred outside of the district for further treatment. The injured are identified as Bhakta Karki, driver of the jeep, aged 21, Fulmaya Basnet, aged 62, Nirmala Basnet, aged 35, Karna Bahadur Bhattarai, aged 22, Bimala Dangi, aged 30.

Likewise, two girl children named Yunisha Basnet, aged six, Swastika Basnet, aged four, Lalita Bhattarai aged 41, Kumar Bhattarai, aged 22, Man Bahadur Basnet, aged 37, Chandra Bahadur Karki, aged 38, and Karna Bahadur Karki, aged 41.

Karna Bahadur Karki is from Barhadasi Rural Municipality-2 while the remaining are from Tiringe. Besides one, all others are receiving treatment at Taplejung District Hospital.

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