24 killed in Nepal’s Jajarkot bus accident


Kathmandu, March 10, 2017: At least 24 people killed and 36 more were injured after an overcrowded passenger bus veered off a mountain road and fell some 200 metres in Jajarkot district of Nepal.

Chief District Officer Krishna Chandra Poudel said the bus plunged off the road Thursday near a village about 400 kms (250 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu. The bus rolled about 200 meters (650 feet) down a slope before crashing into the Pasagad river.

Poudel also said that rescue helicopters reached the accident area late Thursday and were able to fly 18 of the injured to a hospital in Nepalgunj city.

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.

 Wefornews Bureau

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