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BAITADI: The death toll in a jeep accident that occurred in Baitadi on Monday evening has climbed to five.
The death toll reached five after 40-year-old Janaki Bhattarai of Patan Municipality-1 died while undergoing treatment at Patan Primary Health Center, said Rajesh Shahi, Police Inspector of Area Police Office, Patan.
The Kailpal-bound jeep, Se 1 Ja 888, from Patan Bazaar met with the accident at Patan municipality-1, Sakar Thali.
Binod Bhattarai, 13, and Rama Bhattarai, 72, of Patan municipality-1, Sakar, Prem Chunara, 24, and Manisha BK, 20, had died on the spot according to Shahi.
It is learnt that Manisha and Prem had tied the knot only 10 days ago. Police said they were returning to Manisha’s father’s house in Patan-7 from Prem’s house.
The injured include Om Prakash Bhattarai, Janaki Bhattarai, Deepak Bhattarai, Mandhwoj Bhattarai, Bishnu Bhattarai and Govinda BK of Patan municipality-1, Sakar.
They are undergoing treatment at Patan Primary Health post.
According to the police source, some 11 people, including driver were onboard the jeep. The vehicle had fallen some 100 meters off the road.
Jeep driver, Khemraj Pandey, of Patan-5 Basantapur is absconding. The reason behind the accident is not yet known.