22 killed in Nepal bus accident

The bus with 60 passengers was heading from Khalanga to Khara and was passing through a rough terrain when the tragedy occurred.

Published: 09th March 2017 09:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2017 09:42 PM   |  A+A-

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KATHMANDU: At least 22 people were killed and 40 others injured when a passenger bus plunged down some 200 meters from a highway in Nepal's far-western Jajarkot district on Thursday.

Chief District Officer Krishna Chandra Poudel said 13 people died instantly and nine succumbed to their injuries in a hospital. 

The bus was heading from Khalanga to Khara, a village in the district. The bus with over 60 passengers was passing through rough terrain when the tragedy occurred.

District police chief Bhabesh Rimal said a large number of security personnel have been deployed in the rescue work.

Some of the seriously injured were taken to Kathmandu and Nepalganj for treatment.

Bus accidents claim a large number of lives in Nepal every year due to the difficult terrain, untrained drivers and ageing vehicles.

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