Three killed, seven injured in two separate accidents

Accident: A 29-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man died on the spot when the i20 car they were travelling in veered off the road below Chali village in Mongar.

Four other passengers are being treated at the Mongar regional Hospital.

The accident occurred at around 12:5pm yesterday on the Mongar-Lhuentse highway, which is around three kilometres from the Gangola junction.

The woman from Pangkhar village in Bumdeling, Trashiyangtse was an engineer with Kholongchhu Hydro electricity project. The man, from Chapcha, was working as a supervisor in the same project.

Police said that both the bodies were recovered from 80 meters below the road. Until last evening both the bodies were lying on the roadside. The woman was unmarried while the man is married with two children.

The accident occurred when they were returning from Takila in Lhuentse where they had gone to receive blessing (Wang) organized at the largest Guru Statue. They had gone early in the morning to receive wang, said police.

Among the four injured passengers two were men and two women.

Orthopedic surgeon with Mongar hospital, Doctor Ugyen Thinley, said among the four at the hospital, a 26-year-old woman was seriously injured with multiple fractures in the ribs and fractures on the left thigh. “He needs to undergo surgery,” Ugyen Thinley said.

While the diver has an eye injury and another a dislocated shoulder the second woman escaped with minor injuries.

Doctor Ugyen Thinley said all of them were in stable condition as of yesterday.

Meanwhile, a two-year-old girl died in an accident when the vehicle she was travelling in veered off about 50 metres below the road in Shaba, Paro around 5pm on November 1. Paro police said that the passengers were en route Thimphu from Paro. There were three passengers including the deceased. The deceased suffered severe head injury and died on the way to Paro hospital.

Two women and the driver were referred to Thimphu referral hospital yesterday. One of the women was discharged yesterday. The driver suffered from liver injuries and fractured bones on the right side of his body while the woman is suspected to have suffered internal injuries.

Police are yet to establish the cause of the accident.

Tenzin Namgyel, Mongar

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