Three people, including Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Prithvi Bahadur Singh of Sudurpaschim Province, passed away after a road accident on Tuesday in Bajhang district.

Minister Singh, who was injured in the accident, died while undergoing treatment while his wife Amrita Singh and his sister-in-law Jaya Devi Singh died on the spot.

Singh and two other injured were airlifted to Nepalgunj Medical College by a Nepal Army helicopter for treatment. According to Nepalgunj Medical College, the driver of the vehicle Dharma Raj Joshi and Singh’s Personal Security Officer, are undergoing treatment at the emergency ward and their health condition is stable.

The ill-fated vehicle fell around 100 meters down the road towards Kalanga riverbanks near Dharchhada in the rural municipality on Tuesday afternoon.

Singh, who was elected as provincial lawmaker from Bajhang-1 in the November 2022 elections, was traveling to his constituency for the first time after becoming minister.