Bajhang: A jeep, transporting chemicals destined for the Chainpur Seti Hydropower project, was involved in an accident at Sunikot mode in Talkot rural municipality-1 of the district.
According to the District Police Office Bajhang, the incident occurred when the jeep, with registration number 10 Ch 7243, lost control at a sharp turn, veering off the road and plummeting approximately 200 meters down. Fortunately, there were no passengers on board during the accident. The driver, identified as 36-year-old Umashankar Bogti from Shantinagar-6 Dang, managed to escape the mishap by promptly jumping out of the vehicle.
The aftermath of the accident has left the jeep severely damaged and scattered into several pieces. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the incident and assessing the extent of the environmental impact due to the transportation of the chemicals involved.
As of now, no further details have been released regarding the exact nature of the chemicals being transported or the potential risks posed to the local community and the environment. Authorities remain vigilant in managing the situation and ensuring the necessary safety measures are taken.
The local authorities and concerned parties are closely monitoring the situation and working towards the recovery and restoration process. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.