Three persons travelling through auto rickshaw died on the spot at Bhimdutta municipality-8, Bangaun of Kanchanpur this morning. The accident took place when the JCB knocked the auto rickshaw.
One woman and two men lost their lives when the JCB (Se 1 Ta 733) en route to western direction hit the auto rickshaw (Me 1 Ha 763, according to the District Police Office, Kanchanpur.
Likewise, five other people who were travelling in the auto also sustained injuries. The injured are undergoing treatment at Bhimduttanagar-based Mahakali Zonal Hospital.
Gyan Bahadur Bista, Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) and spokesperson of District Police Office Kanchanpur, informed that the dead bodies have been collected in a place, but identities of the deceased have yet to be ascertained.
He further informed that one among the injured is critical. The injured are Jagadish Parki, 18, of Bhimdutta municipality-10, Laxmi Bohora, 32, of Baitadi Dehimadau, her three-year-old son Nishant Bohora, Prem Thapa, 26, of Bhimdutta municipality-11 and Santosh Luhar, 26, of Beldandi rural municipality.
JCB driver went at large after the accident, police said.