BANKE: All the five people killed in the bus-tipper collision at Kohalpur in Banke district have been identified.
According to DSP Suraj Khatri, the spokesperson for District Police Office (DPO), Banke, the deceased are around 32-year-old woman Ambika Kanti of Sukhipur rural municipality, Siraha, Udaya Batha, 21, of Kohalpur municipality-12, Khagendra Bahadur Sunar, 25, of Kohalpur-13, Banke, Jivan Kumar BK, 40, of Satakhani, Surkhet and Chhatra Bahadur Katuwal,45, of Mechi municipality-10, Jhapa.
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.