Wednesday, 23 October 2013

10 killed in Nepal jeep accident

Ten people, including driver, died when a jeep veered off the road and fell some 500m in a remote district of Nepal yesterday.

In the accident that took place in Dhaulaphat in Uttari Lekhapanta VDC, six passengers were also injured who are undergoing treatment at Beni Hospital. “Eight of them died on spot while two died when they were being rushed to hospital,” Pradeep Singh, inspector of Myagdi police office, told Xinhua.

Seven among the 10 dead have been identified so far.

The passenger jeep was heading to Beni, the headquarters of Myagdi district, from Nagi of the same district.

Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel and the local people reached the site immediately and rescued the victims.

The cause of the fatal crash is not immediately known. “It seems that the jeep met with the accident as the driver lost control while negotiating a very narrow and steep stretch of the road,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Shyam Krishna Adhikari.

Wednesday 23 October 2013


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