7 killed, 22 injured in Chumlingtar bus-truck collision

Jul 27, 2018-At least seven persons died and 22 others were injured in a bus-truck collision at Chumlingtar near Kurintar along the Prithvi Highway in Chitwan on Friday.

Among the deceased, five persons have been identified as as Arjun Neupane, 32, of Begnaskalika Rural Municipality, Palpa, Sumit Shrestha, 27, of Bhanu Municipality, Tanahun, Kamala Shrestha, 27 of Tanahun, Rabin Gurung, 30, of Kathmandu and Banuram Tiwari, 40, of Keshavtar, Tanahun.

The identities of two persons are yet to be established.

According to DSP Prabhu Prasad Dhakal, spokesperson at the District Police Office, Chitwan, four persons died on the spot while three breathed their last during the course of treatment at the Old Medical College in Bharatpur.

The incident occurred when the commuter bus (Na 6 Kha 2506) en route to Pokhara from Kathmandu collided head-on with the truck (Na 5 Kha 7409) heading towards Kathmandu and fell some 70 metres down the road at around 11:30 am today.

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