Two men were killed and five others injured when the jeep (Se 1 Ja 940) plunged around 50 meters at Badimalika municipality-8 in Bajura on Monday.
The police have identified the deceased as the passengers Bal Bahadur Budha, 40, of Aananda rural municipality-3 in Humla and Kali Bahadur Raut of Khatyad rural municipality-8 in Mugu.
The two injured– Singh Bahadur Shahi of Swamikartik rural municipality-5 and Karna Bahadur Rokaya of Srinagar in Humla—are reported to be in serious condition, and they have been referred to Achham for further treatment, the police said.
Other injured–a school teacher Janak Bahadur Shahi of Budhinanda municipality-9, Gorakh Bahadur Rokaya of Gaumul rural municipality-6, Khadak Rokaya of Aananda rural municipality-3 in Humla–were receiving treatment at a local health facility.
A search has been launched for the fleeing vehicle driver, the police said. The vehicle that met with the accident was headed to Martadi from Kolti.