Two people died in a jeep accident on Panchkatiya-Bulidhunga road stretch in Khurpa of Kushe Rural Municipality in the district on Tuesday.
The jeep (Bhe 1 Ja 575) met with the accident at around 6:50 am this morning, killing the driver Kamal Pariyar, 23, and Lure Aalam, 21. Driver Pariyar died on the spot, while Aalam died on the way to a Khalanga-based hospital for treatment, police said. Aalam is also a metal worker at Rapti grill Industry.
DSP Rabindra Bahadur Singh said the jeep met with an accident when it was transporting power generator to fix the grills and gate at Laxmi Prapti Secondary School in Khurpa. He said the vehicle plunged some 300 meters down the road.
A police team from Panchkatiya police post has reached the incident site for inspection.