Three persons died and two others were critically injured in a truck-car collision in Fisling, Darechowk-9 of Chitwan along the Mugling-Nagdhunga road section on Tuesday.
According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, the identities of the deceased are yet to be established.
Police said that Sadhnu Ram Tiwari and Ayusha Tiwari of Lapsiphedi were critically injured in the incident.
The incident occurred when the truck (Na 4 Kha 441) en route to Mugling from Kathmandu, collided head-on with the car (Ba 3 Cha 5516) at around 8 am.
The injured are receiving treatment at the Chitwan Medical College.
Police said that the truck driver is on the run after the incident.
Further investigation into the incident is underway, police said.