One killed, 26 injured in tractor accident

Janakpur.

One person was killed and 26 others were injured when a tractor carrying a procession overturned at Bagmati in Makwanpur district.

On Sunday evening, a tractor carrying a procession overturned uncontrollably at Bagmati Gaonpalika Ward No. 8 Kalika Construction Mod under Dharan Chatara Road.

According to police, the tractor (Na 6 Ta 8073) heading to Sindhuli from Bagmati-9 Manthali of Makwanpur met with an uncontrollable accident.

The deceased has been identified as Salina Rai, 17, of Makwanpur, according to the District Police Office, Makwanpur.

He was returning home from school when a tractor overturned on him. He died on the spot, said Tek Bahadur Karki, Deputy Superintendent of Police, District Police Office, Makwanpur.

He said that 26 people were injured in the accident. He said that seven of the injured were in critical condition and were being treated at three hospitals in Hetauda.

The injured are undergoing treatment at Hetauda Hospital, Makwanpur Government Hospital and Chure Hill Hospital, police said.

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