Kathmandu : A motorcyclist has died he was hit by an oil tanker at Bardibas of Mahottari on the East West Highway.
The deceased has been identified as Dhanpait Mahato, 32, of Mardhar in Mithila Municipality-1, Dhanusha, said Prakash Bista, Deputy Superintendent of Police, District Police Office, Mahottari. Navin Mahato of Sarlahi Hariwan Municipality-2, Atrauli has been seriously injured in the same accident.
The two were traveling from east to west on a motorcycle (J 4 Pa 2700) at around 8 last night when a tanker (Na 3 Kha 8800) coming from west to east hit them near Laxminiya Chowk in Bardibas Municipality-11.
Both of them were brought to Shubh Swastik Hospital in Bardibas for treatment on the same night. Dhanpat died while undergoing treatment at the same hospital. According to police, Navin was rushed to Janakpur Provincial Hospital for further treatment.