An 18-year old succumbed to death

An 18-year old succumbed to injuries after he jumped from a truck, when one of the wheels of the truck nearly went off the road at Bjena Gewog in Wangduephodrang.

The accident occurred when the truck attempted to give way to the vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

The incident took place on 9 March at around 10: 30 am, when the truck was transporting cement for the Mangdechhu project in Trongsa.

The deceased along with his two friends had hitchhiked on the truck to reach Khilaykha quarry located below Nubding in Wangduephodrang where he worked as a gate keeper.

The victim had jumped about 60 meter below the road and in an unconscious state he was taken to Bajothang hospital from where he was referred to the JDWNR hospital in Thimphu.

The victim had sustained internal injuries died in the JDWNR hospital on 13 March.

No arrests were made as police said no one was to be blamed for the mishap.

Chencho Dema / Thimphu


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  1. If I have not mistaken Bhutan has only 205 Gewogs. I have heard of a place named Nobding, under Dangchu geog, Wangdi Phodrang but never heard of Nubding Geog. Is it newly demarked for 2013 election? Or is it the result of the intensive research and professionalism of the reporter?

  2. I never heard a geog called Bjemna in Wangdi. Only Bjena geog exists. Therefore, please edit it

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