GULMI: Six persons died in a road accident at Isma rural municipality in Gulmi district on Friday morning.
The deceased have been identified as Dambar Bahadur Dhital, 65, Chitra Bahadur Darlami, 33, Pharsuram Thapa and Dhan Bahadur Achhami of Isma-4, Basanta Darlami, 30, and Sundari Thapa, 80, of Malika rural municipality-5, according to the District Police Office.
Superintendent of Police Praveen Lal Shrestha said that five persons died on the spot while another one breathed his last on the way to hospital.
The accident took place when a jeep (Lu 1 Ja 1166) heading towards Tamghas carrying 10 passengers fell around 400 meters off the road due to brake failure.
Similarly, Saraswoti Darlami, 28, and Kamal Dhitang, 26, of Isma-4 have been injured in the accident, and they are receiving treatment at Gulmi Hospital, said police.