RAJBIRAJ: At least 20 people have sustained injuries in a road accident at Milan Chowk of Theliya-1 in Saptari district along the East-West Highway today.
The accident took place when a bus (Na 1 Kha 5645) en route to Jhapa from Kathmandu knocked the rear portion of a tractor.
Of the injured, condition of Bijaya Adhikari, helper of the bus, is critical, according to the Area Police Office, Kanchanpur.
Ten injured including Adhikari, who fell unconscious after the accident, were immediately rushed to Biratnagar for treatment and remaining injured are undergoing treatment at a local clinic.
Police have arrested the bus driver and impounded the bus and the tractor.
Meanwhile, a Bhutanese refugee was killed in a bus accident at Sanishchare-1 of Morang district along the East-West Highway, this morning.
The bus (Ko 1 Kha 511 )heading to east mowed down the pedestrian at around 8:30 am Wednesday, according to Area Police Office, Pathari.
Critically injured refugee breathed his last while he was being ferried to hospital for treatment.