Two lorries collided and caught fire in Makwanpur’s Manhari under the East-West Highway, killing three persons.
Last night at approximately 2:50 a.m., at Manhari 6 Nayabasti Depad, Truck No. 6 Kha 6667, which was traveling from Hetaunda to Chitwan, and Truck No. 6 Kha 631, which was traveling from Chitwan to Hetaunda, collided and both vehicles caught fire. Three persons were discovered dead after being burned and crushed in the disaster, according to District Police Office Makwanpur spokesperson Police Deputy Superintendent Tek Bahadur Karki.
Rihan Rumba Tamang, 28, a resident of Rapti Municipality 8, Chitwan, Suman Chepang, 21, a resident of Gorditar, Gandaki Rural Municipality 2, Gorkha, and Amrit, 20, a resident of Manhari Rural Municipality 3, Makwanpur, a co-driver of the truck No. 6 Kha 631, are among those who perished.
The incident resulted in two injuries. Vivek Tamang, a 35-year-old resident of Rapti Municipality 3, Chitwan, drives truck number 6667, while Arjun Kumar Praja, a 32-year-old resident of Manhari Rural Municipality 3, Makwanpur, drives truck number 631. Both are in a moderate amount of pain and are receiving care, according to DSP Karki. A police squad was dispatched following the receipt of information regarding the occurrence and was placed under the supervision of DSP Karki from the district and an inspector from the Elaka police office Manhari.
Following the crash, an enormous fire started. Two fire engines from the Hetaunda sub-metropolitan city assisted in putting out the fire. Following the collision, the highway was also closed for almost two hours. The deceased’s bodies were kept in Hetaunda Hospital.