Two passengers died and three others have gone missing when a Bolero jeep met with an accident at Bhuwaneshwor-8 of the district on Tuesday afternoon.
According to DSP Shyam Kumar Mahato of the District Police Office, Sindhuli, the identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained.
DSP Mahato said that the incident occurred when the jeep (Na 1 Ja 3789) heading towards Kathmandu from Ghurmi of Udayapur skidded off the road and plunged into the Sunkoshi River at around 2:30 pm today.
A police team under the command of DSP Mahato rescued seven passengers from the incident site. He said that preparations are underway to take them to the hospital.
The reason behind the incident is yet to be established.