RUKUM: Four persons were killed and three others were injured in a tractor accident in the district on Thursday night.
According to the police, a tractor (Lu 2 Ta 9947) en-route to Garaghat of Jhula VDC from Aathbiskot met with an accident at Magma VDC-1, Gorekada at around 8 pm.
Deceased have been identified as Kabiram Khanal (55), Kashiram Khanal (40) of Magma-9, Rato Khatri (35) of Magma-1, and Sarjan Khatri (40) of Magma-2.
According to DSP Rajendra Prasad Bhatta at District Police Office Rukum, three were killed on the spot, while one breathed his last on the way to the hospital.
The injured passengers are being treated at the District Hospital, Salle.
The tractor driver and co-driver are absconding after the accident and reason behind the mishap is yet to be established.