Five killed in Kohalpur accident

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Banke: Five people were killed when a bus and a container collided head-on near Kohalpur of Banke on Friday evening.

The deceased have been identified as Uday Batha, 21, of Kohalpur municipality-12; Khagendra Bahadur Sunar, 25, of Kohalpur-13; Jeevan Kumar BK, 41, of Satakhani-7, Surkhet; Chhatra Bahadur Katawal, 45, of Mechi municipality-10, Jhapa and Ambika Kanti, 32, of Sukhipur rural municipality-3, Siraha, according to the Area Police Office, Kohalpur chief Deputy Superintendent of Police Rabindra Khanal.

Ambika’s one-and-a-half-year-old daughter who was accompanying her mother was left unhurt in the accident and she is under the care of Teaching Hospital, Kohalpur.

A total of 37 people were on board the passenger bus (Me 1 Kha 3347) when it met with the accident as it was heading towards Dharan from Surkhet.

The bus and an ‘on-test’ container collided near the Rohoni Bridge along the East-West Highway at Kohalpur-13.