30 Sept, Urlabari (Morang) : An 18-year-old boy died while three were hurt after an auto rickshaw they were travelling on met with an accident at Urlabari-5 in Morang district along the East-West Highway on Friday evening.
Police have identified the deceased to be Gyaljung Tamang of Urlabari-2 Morang. Critically hurt in the accident, Tamang was rushed to the Arniko Hospital in the locality where he breathed his last at around 9 pm during the treatment.
Injured in the accident were Sushah Ojha, 18, Sujan Dhakal, 21 and Prashant Adhikari, 21. They are receiving treatment at the Arniko Hospital.
The incident occurred when the an auto rickshaw (Ko 1 Ha 9725) coming from East to West suddenly lost control suddenly and skidded off the road, according to the Area Police OFfice, Urlabari.
The auto rickshaw driver, Bhim Raj Khadka, 48, of Urlabari-3 has been absconding following the incident, police said.