Three including Ward Secretary die in Doti jeep mishap, five injured



6 December 2020, Doti

Three people including a Ward Secretary were killed and five others injured when a jeep met with an accident in the district on Sunday.

They died on the spot when a jeep, Ma 1 Cha 550, met with an accident in Bogatan-Phudsil Rural Municipality-7 of the district, police said.

The deceased have been identified as Manju Tripathi, Ward Secretary of Bogatan-Phudsil -7 and Hari Naran Bhatt, 40, of KI Singh Rural Municipality, said SP Janak Raj Pandey at District Police Office, Doti.

The identification of another deceased is yet to be ascertained.

Likewise, the injured are the jeep driver Kailash Bam of ward no. 6 of the same municipality, Hemant Bhatt,28, of Bhimduttanagar municipality, Kanchanpur, and Khemadevi Giri, 40, and Tikaram Giri,26, of ward no-7 of Bogatan Fudsil rural municipality, and a three-year-old child.

The jeep reportedly fell some 200 meters below the road. Local police helped with the rescue work, retrieving the bodies and rushing the injured to the nearest medical facility.

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