A person was killed when a Sumo jeep (Na 1 Ja 3609) en route to Hetauda from Nawalpur lost control and overturned on a highway at Gadauli stretch of Rapti municipality – 2 in eastern Chitwan. Nine passengers were injured in the accident.
The deceased has been identified as 21 – year – old Goma Ballav of Basamadi of Makawanpur district, said Chitwan’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prabhu Prasad Dhakal.
Driver Rabindra Syangtang of Hetauda, Bijaya Gole, 19, Imas Syangtang, 11, and Dibika Maya Thing, 25, of Bhimphedi of Makawanpur were injured in the accident.
The other injured passengers have been identified as Padama Gole, 21, Srijana Gole, 20, Pramila Gole, 20, of Bhimphedi, Bina Lama, 24, of Basamadi of Makawanpur, Shova Lama, 22, of Thaha municipality – 4 of Makawanpur, according to police. The injured passengers are being treated at College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur.
Meanwhile, a 20 – year – old youth drowned while swimming in a swimming pool at Puja Fun Park located at Bharatpur Metropolitan City – 10 in Chitwan.
The deceased has been identified as Kalu Gurung of Bharatpur – 17, police said. His body has been kept for autopsy at Bharatpur hospital and police have said further investigation into the incident is being held.