Three people died in a road accident that took place at Nayabasti Dipat village in Manahari rural municipality-6, Makwanpur along the east-west highway this morning.
The accident that took place at 2:30 am involved a head-on collision between two trucks- Na. 6 Kha. 6667 and Na. 6 Kha. 631.
The deceased have been identified as driver of one of the trucks Rihan Rumba Tamang,28, of Rapti Municipality-8, Chitwan, driver’s assistant Suman Chepang, 21, of Gorditar in Gorkha and Amrit Praja,20, Manahari Rural Municipality, according to DSP Tek Bahadur Karki.
The two vehicles caught fire following the collision and two fire engines from Hetauda had to be called to extinguish the fire, police said.
However, the vehicles were completely gutted in the fire.
Two others were injured in the accident. They are undergoing treatment in the local medical centre.