Two people were killed and 11 others were injured when a jeep (Ga.1. Ja.5017) heading from Chahari Khola for the Syangja headquarters met with an accident at Thulapadheri area of Putalibazar VDC-8 on Wednesday.
The jeep skidded off the road and fell some 100m down the cliff. The deceased have been identified as Khagendra Poudel and Dilmaya Karki of Putalibazaar VDC-1. Among the injured, nine of the passengers have received serious injuries.
“Poudel breathed his last while being rushed to Pokhara for medical treatment and Karki was pronounced dead at Manipal Teaching Hospital,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Buddhi Raj Gurung. According to Gurung, four of the injured victims are being treated at West Zonal Regional Hospital, four others at West Zonal Regional Hospital, two others at Phewacity hospital and one at Pokhara hospital.