The death toll in Sunday’s jeep accident in Sindhupalchowk has risen to six.
All the victims of the accident that occurred in Siyale of Thangpal Dhap VDC-1 have been identified. They are Nalang Derpu Lama, 14, Prerana Lama, 12, Dolma Lama, 13 of Bhotang-7 and Dhangsang Lama, 50 and Shri Maya Tamang, 55 of Bhotang-6. The jeep driver Sonam Lama of ward no 5 also died while being rushed to the hospital for treatment.
A total of eight individuals were in the jeep, of which five died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital. One saved his life jumping off the vehicle before it veered off the road while another injured passenger was rushed to Kathmandu for further treatment.
The accident occurred after the private jeep skidded off the road and fell some 300 metres down in the hilly road.