At least 14 people were killed and dozens got injured after a bus carrying 40 passengers met with an accident on Sunday early morning in Nepal’s Sindhupalchok district reported ANI. It is to be noted that the bus skidded off the road along the Dolakha Khadichaur-Jiri road section in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-7 of Sindhupalchowk district. The bus was ferrying the pilgrims back from Kalinchowk Temple. The identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained.
In a tweet, ANI said, “UPDATE Nepal: 14 persons dead & 19 injured after a bus carrying 40 passengers met with an accident in Sindhupalchok district, earlier today.”
“The accident occurred when the reserved bus (Ba 4 Kha 4468), en route to Bhaktapur from Kalinchowk, lost control and plunged some 500 metres below the road in Six Kilo at around 8:30 am today,” the Himalayan Times quoted a police officer as saying.
It is worth mentioning here that police officials with the help of locals are conducting the rescue operation and the injured are being sent to the nearby health facilities. The death toll may increase.
On Saturday, 30 people were injured in a bus accident at Old Kawasoti Bazaar in Kawasoti-3 of Nawalparasi district of Nepal. The bus was carrying Nepal Army personnel. The bus was ferrying to Kathmandu from Surkhet.
On November 27, at least 17 people were killed and 10 others injured in a bus accident in Nepal’s Arghakhanchi district of Province no. 5. The accident occurred in the evening when a bus skidded off the road and fell around 250 meters in Sandhikharka area of Arghakhanchi district.