BANKE: Four out of five people killed in the bus-tipper collision at Kohalpur in Banke district have been identified.
According to Area Police Office, Kohalpur, the deceased have been identified as tipper co-driver Udaya Batha and tipper driver Khagendra Bahdur Sunar, 25. Batha and Sunar had been staying at Kohalpur-12. The other deceased are Jivan Kumar, 41, of Surkhet and Chhatra Bahadur Katuwal of Mechi municipality-10, Jhapa.
The other deceased is a woman of around 35 years whose identity is yet to be ascertained.
Five persons died and 41 others sustained injuries after a passenger bus and tipper collided head-on near Kohalpur of Banke district along the East West Highway on Friday evening.
The ill-fated bus, Me 1 Kha 3347, en-route to Dharan from Surkhet collided with a tipper without a registered number plate at 6 pm yesterday evening near Rohinikhola, killing four men and a woman.
Of the deceased, Jiban Kumar of Satakhani in Surkhet died on the spot while four others died while receiving treatment in Teaching Hospital, Kohalpur.