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Wife dies after husband accidentally runs her over

A family looking for a better life in Memphis is now mourning after a tragic accident left one woman dead. A family looking for a better life in Memphis is now mourning after a tragic accident left one woman dead.

(WMC-TV) – A family looking for a better life in Memphis is now mourning after a tragic accident left one woman dead.

Tika Khadka watched as a car plowed into her apartment building on North Hollywood.

"When I came here," Khadka said. "She was under the car and I didn't even know."

The mother of three children was run over by her husband Santi Ram Bhujel.

"Everybody got nervous and she was bleeding and stuff then we just called police," Khadka said.

San Bhujel died at the MED. Her husband told investigators he had no idea his wife was behind his car.

According to police, Bhujel was trying to park his car. He said he was backing up and accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Bhujel also hit a car and another woman. The woman didn't want to talk on camera, but said she wasn't seriously hurt.

Khadka said her family, like the Bhujel's, are refugees from Nepal. They came to Memphis for a better life.

Santi Ram Bhujel has not been charged with anything. The case is under investigation.

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