Ashok Rajbanshi, 27, of Gramthan Rural Municipality-2 who was severely injured after his motorcycle ( Ko 7 Pa 903) was hit by a bus ( Ko 1 Kha 4842) coming from the opposite direction on the Biratnagar-Biratchowk road section breathed his last in course of treatment at the Birat Nursing Home, police confirmed.
Bishwa Rajbanshi, 26, of the same locality, pillion rider on the motorcycle at the time, was critically hurt in the accident and has been admitted to the same health facility. Following the accident, police have arrested the bus driver and impounded the vehicle.
Similarly, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a Scorpio jeep ( Ko 1 Cha 5655) at Belbari-3 along the east-west highway. The deceased has been identified as Lakhan Mallik, 65, of Belbari-1. Following the accident, he was rushed to the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan where he succumbed amidst treatment, according to the police. The driver is under the police control along with the vehicle, Area Police Office Belbari’s police inspector Ramji Katuwal said.