Jhapa: Two persons have died while three others were injured in separate road accidents that took place in the district last night. One person died when a motorcycle went out of control near Jhilimili Bridge in Bhadrapur municipality-4 last night, and one person died and two others were injured when a passenger bus hit a motorcycle at Charpane Chowk in Birtamode municipality-2 the same evening.
Motorcycle rider Dhanapati Pathak, 31, and Lekhnath Dahal, 28, from from Kachankewal municipality-2 were injured when the motorcycle (Pra. 1-01-013Pa 9607) went out of control and hit the pillar on the side of the Jhilimili bridge in Bhadrapur municpality-4.
Of them, pillion rider Dahal died while undergoing treatment at Omsai Pathibhara Hospital, Bhadrapur while Pathak is still undergoing treatment at the same hospital. Similarly, Toyanath Upreti of Kankai Municipality-8, died when the motorcycle (Me. 1 Pa 7248) he was riding was hit by a passenger bus (Pra. 1-01-002Ba. 0149), Police Inspector Nawaraj Neupane of District Traffic Office Jhapa said.
In the accident, Raviratna Sitaula,59, of Kankai-5 and Sagar Majhi of Bahradashi rural municipality-7 who were pillion riding were injured. Both are undergoing treatment at Birta City Hospital, Biratmode. The driver of the bus has been detained and further investigation is underway.