Pokhara—At least 9 persons were killed as a passenger jeep plunged at Bogtan Rural Municipality- 6, Gagudadhar last night. The jeep which was heading to Bogtan from Dipayel met with an accident at around 10 pm injuring 7 persons.
Deceased are identified as Bishnu Bahadur Magar, 35, Bhim Gharti Magar, 55, Budho Gharti Magar, 50, Gorakh Thapa Magar, 45. Similarly, Sashiram Pun Magar, 48, Lalita Devi Pun, 45, Tek Bahadur Pun, 30, Chandra Bahadur Gharti, 30 and driver Krishna Bahadur Negi, 28, informed District Police Office Doti.
Four of the injured are said to be in critical condition. The jeep with a number plate Se 1 Ja 491 fell some 400 meter down from the road but the cause of accident is still unknown. However the sleepy road due to incessant rainfall has been blamed for the accident. 16 people were travelling in the jeep, informed DSP Sihva Bahadur Singh.