Two die in road accidents in Mahottari, Sunsari

MAHOTTARI: As many as 15 people were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident on the East-West Highway at Maisthan VDC-3 in Mahottari district on Sunday morning.

Of the injured, the condition of 50-year-old Bhagyamani Neupane of Tandi VDC-9, Sindhuli district, is said to be critical, the Area Police Office, Bardibas stated.

The bus (Na 3 Kha 7969) carrying some 35 passengers veered off the road and overturned in the wee hours of morning, police said.

The bus was heading towards Sindhuli from Kathmandu.

Similarly, two persons died and 13 were injured in a road accident on the East-West highway here at Haripur VDC in Sunsari on Sunday night.

The deceased are Krishna Bahadur Limbu (28) of Aangsarang VDC and a woman, whose name and address are yet to be verified.

The accident took place when a bus (Na. 2 Kha. 7724) heading to east from west smashed with a truck (Na. 2 Kha. 9779) head-on, said District Police Office Sunsari.

The critically injured are being treated at Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital, and those with minor injuries have returned home after receiving first aid treatment, said police.