4 Koreans among 5 dead in Dhading bus collision

- POST REPORT, Dhading

Mar 30, 2015-

Five persons, including four foreigners, died and six were severely injured in Dhading on Monday when a bus collided with a micro bus carrying tourists at Jogimara-9 on the Prithvi Highway.

The deceased have been identified as South Korean nationals Chyang Bok Hee, No Yong Duk, Chho Young Jaa and Le Sung Yong and micro driver Roshan Bhusal of Kathmandu. Deputy Superintendent of Police Prakash Malla said the seriously injured Korean Kim Nam Q, as well as six others, was sent to the Capital for treatment. Nine injured minors are receiving care at Gajuri Heath Post. Police said all the dead and the injured were micro bus passengers. The passenger bus (Lu 1 Kha 9593) en route to Kapilvastu from Kathmandu collided head-on with the micro bus (Ba 1 Pa 1028) coming from Pokhara, police said.

Police blame speed on the slippery road for the disaster. An eyewitness said the micro bus was trying to overtake another vehicle. Police have arrested the bus driver and his assistant for investigation.

Published: 31-03-2015 09:08

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