Irrigation Secretary Ramananda Yadav has been killed and two others are missing when a jeep plunged into Trishuli river of the highway at Salanghat of Dhading Saturday morning.
The jeep (Ba 1 Jha 3140) he was traveling on while returning to Kathmandu from Kapilvastu fell directly into the river at around 2:45 in the morning, according to the police. His body has been recovered, according to inspector at Gajuri Police Sanjay Timalsina. His son Santosh and daughter of his friend Unnati Gupta are still missing.
Security persons and locals are still searching for the missing duo.
The accident occurred when the driver dozed off while driving, according to the police. Driver Nirajan Adhikari has been rescued and brought to Kathmandu for treatment.