Truck plunges into Trishuli river, two rescued alive


CHITWAN, May 10: Two youths were injured when a truck en route to Hetauda from Kathmandu fell into the Trishuli river at Ichakamana Village Council – 4 along the Prithvi Highway at 7 am today.

According to District Police Office, Chitwan’s Superintendent of Police (SP), Deepak Thapa, the truck plunged some 60 metres downhill into the river.

The two youths who were thrown off from the falling truck have been rescued and brought to Bharatpur for treatment. They have been identified as Suraj Magar of estimated 20 years of age and Soman Lama of estimated 21 years of age from Hetauda Sub Metropolis – 14.

A person was seen running away by eye witnesses after the truck fell downhill, according to SP Thapa. Police suspect the individual could have been the truck driver. As the truck is partially submerged in the river, its registration number is yet to be ascertained.

Disaster Management Battalion, Kurintar’s Armed Police Force has been mobilized to find out if they are others inside the truck. The authorities have not determined the cause of the accident. RSS