GORKHA, March 7: A microbus accident at Birenchowk of Gorkha Municipality-10 of Gorkha district, on Wednesday, left one person dead and 17 others injured.
The deceased has been identified as 15-year-old Shraddha Gauli, according to District Police Office, Gorkha. The girl had died on the spot.
The microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4658) was heading for Anbukhaireni from the district headquarters of Gorkha. It had crashed into a tree at around 9 in the morning. Police said brake failure has been identified as the cause of the accident. The condition of eight of the injured is reportedly critical.
They have sustained serious injuries in their neck, head and legs. After preliminary treatment at the Gorkha District Hospital, the hospital has asked the victims to go to better hospitals outside the district.