Ten persons died and seven more were critically injured in a truck and jeep head-on collision at Gobardiha-1, Kalkate of Dang district in dense fog and poor visibility, Saturday morning.
The truck (Na 3 Kha 6092) headed for Bardiya from Birgunj and the passenger jeep (Na 1 Ja 1349) bound for Kapilvastu from Lamahi, Dang collided in dense morning fog, according to police in Dang.
Six of them died on the spot and the rest while undergoing treatment. The jeep was carrying 17 persons including the driver and his help.
Dang district has been under dense fog for the past few days following rainfall last week. Chief of police in Dang, Ganesh Bahadur Aiyer, said the accident occurred after the jeep turned in the wrong direction. The truck and its driver are at Area Police Office, Bhalubang.
Meanwhile, the chamber of commerce and industry in Lamahi has decided to shut down the market on Sunday to mourn the death of businessmen who were going to Krishnanagar for making purchases and constitute the majority of the casualties.