BAITADI, May 23: As many as 14 persons were injured following a jeep accident on Monday evening along the Dasharath Chand Highway.
Three of the injured are reported to be in critical condition. They have been identified as Dhaniram Luhar, 32, Indra Ram Lohar, 22, and Bal Dev BK of Shikharpur of Suryana Rural Municipality – 8, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Heramba Sharma, of District Police Office, Baitadi. They were referred to Kailali as they could not be treated at the district hospital in Baitadi.
The jeep (Se 1 Ja 245) heading towards Gothalapani – the district headquarters – from Khodape area fell 20 meters below the road at Dhasharath Chand Municipality – 4 at 7 pm. The cause of the accident is yet to be determined.
Police have detained jeep driver Ananda Bohara, a native of Dasharath Chand Municipality – 2, for investigation. RSS