Pokhara—At least five persons including rural municipality chair were killed when a passenger jeep met with an accident in Makalu Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha this afternoon.
The jeep with a number plate Ba 5 Cha 1309 was heading for Dobhan from Khandbari and plunged some 700 meter down at Samatar in Bhotkhola- 3. According to District Police Office Sankhuwasabha, deceased are identified as rural municipality chair Khadga Katwal and Suresh Rai.
Others identity is yet to be known, informed Chief District Officer of Sankhuwasabha Shiva Raj Joshi. A team of police has reached in accident site. The cause of the incident is still unknown. A dozen of passengers were travelling in the ill-fated jeep.