Two die of electric shock in Solukhumbu

Solukhumbu, (RSS) : Two persons died on the spot when a trailer truck carrying a crane touched an electric wire at Solududhkunda Municipality-8 this morning.

The trailer truck (Ga 1 Ka 5173) was heading towards Pokhara from Solukhumbu happened to touch the 33-KV transmission line, said Chief at the District Police Office, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kabit Katawal.

Katawal shared that the crane driver Ram Bahadur Pariyar, 24, of Syanjya district and trailer truck driver, Bhumiraj Marani, 26, of Badiganga Rura Municipality-5 in Baglung district died on the spot. The crane being used for 86-megawatt under-construction hydropower at Solu River was being taken towards Pokhara for maintenance.

Similarly, assistant to drivers-Basanta Poudel, 18, of Malika Rural Municipality in Gulmi and 24-year-old Lila Pariyar of Syanjya sustained minor injuries in the incident and have been sent to District Hospital, Phaplu for treatment. Traffic police Narayan Bahadur Basnet said that preparation was on to resume traffic.