A truck carrying fuel met with an accident at the Siddhicharan Highway early Wednesday morning, killing the truck driver and his assistant.
Three others were seriously injured when the oil tanker truck (Na 6 Kha 3231) fell off the road at Gahubari in ward no. 11 of Katari municipality while it was on its way to Ghurmi from Katari of Udayapur. The accident reportedly took place at around 4 this morning, according to the District Police Office, Udayapur.
The deceased have been identified as the truck driver 23-year-old Purna Prasad Khanal of Amlekhgunj, Bara and his assistant Saroj Moktan,31, of Makwanpur.
The seriously injured have been rushed to Kathmandu for treatment. They include Subas Tamang, 24, of Bhaktapur, Abikhesh Shrestha,17, of Bara and Sujan Gole,25, of Charikot, Dolakha, the police office chief Nawaraj Bhatta said.