16 killed in bus accident

- DURGA LAL KC, DANG

Dec 22, 2018-

Sixteen people died and 15 others were injured, two critically, in a bus accident at Ramri area of the Rapti Highway in Dang district on Friday.

According to the District Police Office, the fatal crash occurred when the bus (Ba 4 Kha 9766) used for an educational tour swerved off the road and fell some 700 metres below the road at Tulsipur-3. 

Deputy Superintendent of Police Prem Bahadur Shahi said the vehicle was carrying students and teachers of the Ghorahi-based Krishna Sen Ichchhuk Polytechnic Institute. The incident took place as the bus was returning from Kapurkot in Salyan district. The rescuers recovered 13 male bodies and three female from the incident site. They are yet to be identified.

The critically injured were referred to Nepalgunj while eight others are receiving care at the Rapti Zonal Hospital.

Published: 22-12-2018 07:05

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