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Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

8 killed in wedding-vehicle crash at Pyuthan

2022 Feb 05, 10:13, Pyuthan
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At least 8 people reportedly died after a vehicle ferrying a wedding party veered off the slope in Pyuthan District of Mid-Western Nepal on Saturday morning.

An additional five people were left injured and are being treated at the District Hospital as per the Police.

The jeep was en-route to Gaumukhi Village Council of Liwang from Nau Bahini Village Council after the marriage at Okharpata, Police Inspector at District Police Office Beni Prasad Gaire informed.

"6 people died on the spot while 2 took their last breath while on the way to District Hospital. The jeep met with the accident while it was en-route to the groom's house and the incident took place at around 3 AM (local time) in the morning," Gaire said.

The Police are yet to ascertain whether the bride-groom were present in the ill-fated vehicle and establish the identity of the deceased.

As per the preliminary information, the police has been able to identify that five female and three males are amongst the dead.

The site of the accident is about 25 kilometres from the district headquarters.


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