Doti bus accident: Death toll climbs to 30
Oct 7, 2014-
Earlier, 27 people died on the spot after a Dhangadhi-bound bus met with an accident along the rural road at Chhatiwan VDC-5 in Doti district.
According to District Police Office, Doti, three more passengers died on Tuesday while undergoing treatment at Attariya-based hospital in Kailali district.
The ill-fated bus (Na 3 Kha 5707) carrying over 100 passengers veered off the road and fell some 250 metres down at Kathpati. Most of the passengers were returning home after observing the Dashain festival with their families. Police said 29 of the deceased passengers have been identified. The dead includes 17 men and 13 women, of which five are children below 12 years.
Likewise, nine of the deceased passengers hailed from Saraswotinagar village. Seventeen others injured are in critical condition, police informed.
The deceased have been identified as Shakuntala Malla, 20, of Saraswotinagar-1, Rajendra Shahi, 45; one-year-old Rohit Bohara; Bhagirati Ojha,45; Karna Bahadur Shahi, 30; Harina Ojha, 65; Chakra Bahadur Bishwokarma, 30 and five-year-old Basanti Ojha of ward no. 2, Shanit Malla,30; Dan Bahadur Saud, 54 of ward no. 3, Rewanta Deep Khadayat, 28; Padma Ojha, 29 of ward no.5, Krishna Raj Bhandari, 50; Bhumi Raj Bhandari, 16 of ward no. 6, Nawaraj Bhatta, 32; Tekraj Bhatta, 30 and his wife Pashupati Bhatta, 28 of ward no. 8 and Hari Kathayat, 35 of ward no. 9.
Similarly, three other victims are from Laxminagar VDC. The deceased are Shanti Devi Kawadel, 34 of ward no. 1, Tekendra Giri, 30 and Indra Giri, 28 of ward no. 5. Likewise, Laxmi Malla, 30, of Barchen VDC; Bhagrathi Baduwal, 28 and her 4-year-old son Jenith Baduwal of Lamki Municipality-4 and Mahesh Sarki, 14, of Udashipur VDC also died in the accident.
Laxman Thakurathi, 35, of Amargadhi, Dadeldhura and his one and a half year old daughter Sandhya Thakurathi; nine-year-old Dipisha Bohara of Alital, Dadeldhura also died in the accident.
Meanwhile, journalist Karna Shahi of far-west has also been killed in the fatal accident. Shahi was associated with Arthik Abhiyan Daily and Lekha Jokha
Published: 08-10-2014 09:35