Kathmandu : A person has died when a bus hit a motorcycle at Milanchowk in Shambhunath Municipality of Saptari along the East-West Highway today.
The deceased has been identified as Pramod Mandal, 40, of Balan Bihul Gaonpalika-6, Rautahat, Saptari, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Madhav Prasad Kafle.
Mandal, who was critically injured in the collision, died at the Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital this afternoon. His neighbor Dhiraj Jha informed that he died in an accident while going to worship at Shani Mandir in North Chure Jungle from Birendra Bazaar of Saptari today.
The motorcycle (Sa 2 Pa 3333) heading east from the west was hit by a bus (Na 5 Kha 9000) heading in the same direction from behind.
The bus driver Suresh Rimal, 37, of Chitwan Mari Municipality has been arrested by the police and further investigation is underway, according to the District Police Office.