6 killed, 17 injured in traffic accident in southwestern Nepal
KATHMANDU, Oct 6, 2018 (BSS/Xinhua) – Six people were killed and 17 others
injured in a road accident in Banke district of southwestern Nepal on
Saturday, local authorities said.
The accident took place when a microbus collided with a lorry in
Raptisonari of Banke district along the East-West Highway, according to Madan
Bhujel, chief at the District Administration Office Banke.
Bhujel told the media that four died on the spot and two died while
undergoing treatment at a local hospital. “The 17 injured are receiving
treatment at the hospital,” the official added.
Meanwhile, in a separate road mishap, nine people were injured in western
Nepal earlier on Saturday. Local media reported that the incident happened
when a passenger bus heading to Nepalgunj, a sub-metropolitan city in Banke
district, skidded off the East-West Highway and plunged into a gorge at
Nawalparasi. Poor condition of roads and ill-maintained vehicles are often
blamed for road accidents in the mountainous Nepal.
BSS/XINHUA/FI/ 2000 hrs