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Nine killed in jeep accident in Bajhang, Western Nepal, all deceased identified

BAJHANG: Nine persons died in a road accident when a jeep (Se 1 Ja 1072) heading towards Masta rural municipality from Dungri in Bajhang district met with an accident at Masta-1 this afternoon.
The identities of the deceased have not been ascertained yet. Police Inspector at Ward Police Office, Mahananda Joshi, said that they have been facing problem to carry out rescue operation as the jeep has fallen down at most difficult place.
Reason behind the incident has to be ascertained yet. They have found four bodies so far and the jeep has now been stuck at the cliff.
It is still unknown that how many passengers were travelling in the jeep. Further details of the incident are awaited. A team comprising Chief District Officer Suresh Sunar, Deputy Superintendent of Police Surya Bahadur KC has headed towards the incident site.
Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and locals have been digging path to reach the incident site for rescue operation.
Identity of all the nine people who died in the Bajhang jeep accident has been ascertained. They are Kalak Badhaur Khadka of Masta rural municipality and his son, Jundhara Khadka, Nain Khadka, Dhauli Khadka, Juna Khadka, Bhakta Dwal, Laxmi Dwal and jeep driver Surendra Thapa, said Sub-Inspector at the Ward Police Office, Chainpur, Mahananda Joshi.
The jeep (Se 1 Ja 1072) heading towards Masta rural municipality from Dungri in Bajhang district met with an accident at Masta-1 earlier this afternoon.
A local Ram Chandra Rokaya said that preparation was underway to airlift the four injured to Nepalgunj for treatment. A helicopter has not been able to fly due to bad weather.

Published Date: Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 07:13 AM

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