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Nepali man wanted over car accident nabbed at Sydney airport

03 August 2019  

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SYDNEY: A Nepali man, who was trying to flee the country after allegedly killing two of his friends in a car crash, has been arrested at Sydney Airport.

Sagar Bhattarai, 22, was allegedly driving a Mazda 6 when the car rolled and hit a tree last Sunday on the Monaro Highway near Cooma in Canberra’s south – killing Samikshya Subedi, 22, and Gopal Bhandari, Dailymail reported.

Bhattarai was stopped by authorities at the international airport at around 7 pm on Friday night, and was arrested as he was trying to board a flight out of Australia.

He was charged with seven offences including two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and two counts of cause bodily harm by misconduct.

The Nepalese-national was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.

Subedi, 22, live streamed the road trip with her friends from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains before the tragic crash at around 3.40 am on July 28.

The Queensford College student and Mr Bhandari – who was in the front passenger seat – died after the fully-loaded sedan rolled over multiple times before landing on its roof.

Queanbeyan Police inspector Sandy Green described the horrific scene as ‘life changing’ for emergency services and was ‘absolutely tragic’.

The 22-year-old driver and a 19-year-old passenger suffered non life-threatening head injuries and were airlifted to Canberra hospital.

Another passenger was driven by paramedics to Cooma hospital.

Rishi Acharya, a leader from the Napalese community in Australia, was told by one of the survivors the driver had  lost the control over the wheels of the sedan wile trying to dodge a kangaroo or a rabbit on the road.


Publish Date : 03 August 2019 12:10 PM

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