KAVRE, Nepal — A horrifying accident involving a vehicle carrying prominent leaders of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) shook the region of Kavre, leaving several individuals injured. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when a brake failure resulted in a perilous collision.
The vehicle registered as Ba 14 Cha 7077, was en route from Taldhunga in Bethanchok Rural Municipality Ward No. 1 Nigale to Bethanchok when the unfortunate accident transpired. According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajkumar Shrestha, the incident unfolded at 2 p.m. on Sunday, with a malfunctioning brake system being identified as the primary cause.
Among the 18 passengers aboard the ill-fated vehicle, 11 individuals suffered injuries of varying degrees. The injured victims were rushed to Dhulikhel Hospital for immediate medical attention, where they are currently receiving treatment.
One of the injured individuals is CPN-UML leader Nabina Lama, who sustained injuries to her head and left arm during the accident. After the brake failure, the vehicle came to a halt on the road, leaving those inside shaken and in distress.
The list of injured passengers includes 36-year-old Srijana Nepali from Syangja, her 13-year-old son Suham Shrestha, and her 5-year-old son Suraj Shrestha. Additionally, 40-year-old Rachana Magar and her 16-year-old daughter Angila Sodari of Khanikhola-5 in Kavre were also among the unfortunate casualties.
The roster of injured individuals continues with 32-year-old Meena Shrestha, 32-year-old Gobind Shrestha from Dolakha, and 35-year-old Dipendra Lama and Bhakta Kumari Lama from Kavre. Moreover, 74-year-old Syngtang Tamang from Kavre’s Bethanchok Rural Municipality Ward No. 1 also suffered injuries in the accident.
Despite the initial shock and distress, medical professionals have reported that the condition of all the injured individuals is currently stable. Authorities are investigating the accident further to understand the full extent of the brake failure and to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
The CPN-UML leaders and their families have expressed their gratitude for the prompt response from rescue teams and the medical staff at Dhulikhel Hospital, as they await further updates on the recovery and well-being of the injured.