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22 injured in Rukum West jeep accident

22 injured in Rukum West jeep accident

At least 22 persons were injured in a jeep accident at Gayerijiula in Chaurjahari Municipality-8 of Rukum West on Monday.

Acting Chief Administrative Officer Sher Prasad Dhakal said that the jeep (Lu 1 Ja 2297) was heading towards Khalanga from Kholagaun of Rukum West when the incident occurred.

Preliminary investigation shows that the jeep was carrying passengers more than its seating capacity, police said.

DSP Nawaraj Bhattarai, Chief at the District Police Office, said that details about the incident are yet to come.

All the injured have been taken to the Mission Hospital in Chaurjahari.

Among the injured, seven persons are in critical condition, police said.