Two killed, 16 injured in jeep accident in Tanahu

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Damauli (Tanahu): Two persons died, and 16 others were injured when a vehicle carrying people to attend a wedding ceremony met with an accident at Aabukhaireni rural municipality-1 in Tanahu district this morning. 

The deceased have been identified as Aasbir Gurung, 72, of Aabukhaireni rural municipality-6, and Tulasi Gurung, 17, of Byas municipality-9, according to the District Police Office, Tanahu. Aasbir died on the spot, while Tulasi succumbed to injuries during treatment at Chitwan-based New Medical College. 

The vehicle (Ba 18 Cha 5921) fell approximately 500 meters off the road, said the police. Subina Gurung, 15, Man Bahadur Gurung, 67, Sukmaua Gurung, 38, Alisa Gurung, six, Sabita Gurung, 19, of Aabukhaireni rural municipality-6, and Shishir Gurung, 10, of Bandipur rural municipality-3 were injured in the incident and are receiving treatment at Aabukhaireni Hospital. Similarly, Som Lal Gurung, 56, of Aabukhaireni-6, Bhakku Lal Gurung, 70, Sher Bahadur Gurung, 56, Aasmaya Gurung, 36, Dikshya Gurung, 10, Sete Gurung, 52, of Pyugharphant, jeep driver Raj Kumar Bishwokarma, 38, of Aabukhairenu-1, Chij Kumari Gurung, 36, 18-months-old Susan Gurung, and Sunita Gurung, 37, were also injured in the accident. They are undergoing treatment at New Medical College, Chitwan, as confirmed by the police.