Three others were seriously injured when the oil tanker truck (Na. 6 Kha. 3231) fell off the road at a place called Gahubari in ward no. 11 of Katari municipality, as it was on its way to Ghurmi from Katari of Udayapur. The accident reportedly took place at around 4:00 this morning, according to the District Police Office, Udayapur.
The deceased have been identified as the truck driver 23-year-old Purna Prasad Khanal of Amlekhgunj, Bara and his assistant Saroj Moktan,31, of Makwanpur.
The seriously injured have been rushed to Kathmandu for treatment. They include Subas Tamang, 24, of Bhaktapur, Abikhesh Shrestha,17, of Bara and Sujan Gole,25, of Charikot, Dolakha, the police office chief Nawaraj Bhatta said.