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3 dead as bus falls off after hitting motorbike in Sindhuli

- Post Report, SINDHULI

Oct 12, 2018-

Three persons died when a passenger bus collided with a motorcycle and fell off the road into Sunkoshi River at Ritthebhir of Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-5 in Sindhuli district along the BP Highway on Friday. Ravi Bhandari, 29, of Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-8 died on the spot.

According to SP Rameshwor Prasad Yadav, the other two died during the course of treatment at Dhulikhel hospital.  Their identities have not been established.  Of the eight people traveling in the buss, two are said to be in critical condition. The helper and other two passengers have sustained minor injured.  

The passenger bus (Na 6 Kha 912) heading towards Kathmandu from Marin Rural Municipality of Sindhuli skidded off the road and fell some 700 metres down into Sunkoshi River after colliding with a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction.

The motorcycle rider, Devendra BK, sustained minor injuries during the incident. The bus has been badly damaged. BP Highway was obstructed for a while due to the accident.

The police and locals worked together to rescue the injured and locate the missing passengers.

Published: 12-10-2018 13:28

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