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Palpa jeep accident death toll reaches 10, eighteen injured



Palpa, Feb 14: The death toll from a jeep accident in Palpa on Tuesday has reached 10. Eight people were killed on the spot while two more died during treatment at Lumbini Medical College Prabhas. Eighteen people were injured in the accident. All casualties have been identified.

The name and address of the deceased could not be verified as their family members had not arrived for that purpose until late night yesterday, police said.

According to the District Police Office (DPO), Palpa, the accident involving a passenger jeep took place at Masyam of Tinau rural municipality-6 in the district. The injured have been sent to Lumbini Medical College in Palpa.

The jeep (registration number Lu 1 Ja 2371) was carrying passengers to Chidis, Kusumkhola in Palpa from Dumre in Tanahu district, police said. It veered off the road and fell some 300 metres down the rough inner road near Eco Farm House at Masyam.

The deceased have been identified as 60-year-old Yan Kumari Panta, 39-year-old Ram Bahadur Aslami, 67-year-old Krishna Bahadur Aslami and 28-year-old Urmila Aslami of Masyam, Tinau rural municipality-6. Chandra Ranapal, 70, and Chuna Ranapal, 60, of Tamnagar, Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City-14, Rupandehi district also died in the accident.

Similarly, the casualties include 20-year-old Gita Sunar of Khursane, Tinau-2, 66-year-old Bishnukala Kami and 65-year-old Dil Kumari Sunar of Khyaha, Ribdikot rural municipality-1, and 29-year-old Dilmaya GC of Devdaha Municipality-5, Rupandehi, said Inspector Sugandha Shrestha, the Information Officer at the District Police Office, Palpa.

According to him, the jeep driver, 45-year-old Dan Bahadur Chidi of Tansen Municipality-10, has been arrested for investigation. #Nepal


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