6 die in separate accident
TANAHU, Aug 20: Three people have been feared dead after a mini truck they were traveling in fell into the Trishuli River on Monday.
Driver Subash Poudel, 28, of Manohari VDC in Makwanpur district, Poudel´s assistant Dipak Gurung, 18, of Kota VDC-8 in Tanahu district, and his younger brother Rabi Gurung, 17, have been missing after the mini truck (Lu 1 Kha 4942), which was laden with crates of eggs, plunged into the swollen river at Jyamireghat in Jogimara VDC-9 of Dhading district.
According to Binod Ghimire, inspector at the Area Police Office in Gajuri, Dhading, the bodies of the missing had not been recovered till Monday evening. Ghimire said it was difficult for the police to retrieve the bodies because of the strong current and muddy waters caused by heavy rains.
According to DSP Janak Basnet, a joint team of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force (APF), assisted by the locals, are searching for the victims. Even the truck that fell 100 meters down the road has been untraceable.
Six die in another mishap
Six people were killed when a bus collided with a truck in Arun Khola area of Nawalparasi district Sunday night.
Forty-two passengers were injured when the bus (Na 4 Kha 1092), which was heading toward Mahendranagar from Kathmandu, ran into an Indian truck (UP 53 BT 9387).
Three of the dead have been identified as Lalji Paswan, 18, of Motihari district in Bihar, India, Madan Singh Rawal, 43, of Dasharath Chanda Municipality, Baitadi, and Rabindra Singh Juhari, 31, of Hikila VDC-7 in Darchula district. The identity of the three others who died is still unknown.