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Six Indian tourists killed in road mishap

Map of Nepal with Pokhara and Kathmandu. Photo: File photo
Map of Nepal with Pokhara and Kathmandu. Photo: File photo

KATHMANDU, Nepal – At least six Indian tourists were killed and four others injured when a Pokhara-bound jeep (Ga 1 Yan 669) they were on board met with an accident on Prithivi Highway at Bandipur of the district on Tuesday night, a television report said.

According to the Nepal Television report that referred to district police office, the deceased have been identified as Vinay Tiwari (58), Hemant Tripathi (13), Lawati Tripathi (56), Punam Tripathi (33), Neha Tripathi (20) and Neelam Tripathi (37).

While Neelam breathed her last on the way while being ferried to Kathmandu for treatment, five others died on the spot.

The remaining five Indian nationals and the driver are undergoing treatment at local health facilities. All 11 persons on board hail from Calcutta, India.

The jeep is said to have skidded off the track 100 meters downwards and plunged into Marsyangdi River.

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