Seven killed in jeep accident in Udayapur

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Bhojpur: At least seven people were killed, and seven others were injured when a jeep they were traveling in met with an accident at Mainamaini of Udayapur on Thursday, according to the District Police Office, Bhojpur. 

Fourteen people were on board the vehicle. 

The jeep (Ko 1 Ja 2593) was heading towards Dakshin Ghoretar of Bhojpur from Dharan at the time of the mishap. Police have been dispatched to the accident site, and details of the mishap are awaited. 

The victims’ identities, except for the jeep driver Man Bahadur Basnet, have not been ascertained yet. Rescue work is ongoing at the site, and preparations are underway to transport the injured people to Dharan for further medical attention, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Sudip Raj Pathak, the Chief of the District Police Office, Bhojpur. 

Local eyewitnesses said the jeep fell approximately 800 meters down from the road.