Pokhara—The death toll in Nowakot bus accident reached 6 as two persons succumbed to injuries while on the way to hospital and one other person breathed his last in hospital during treatment. Three of the cases were the spot death.
As per the recent information 28 persons got injured during the accident that happened at Shiva Puri Rural Municipality- 7, Thanbhanjyang of Gurung Gaun this afternoon, informed district Police Office Nuwakot. Injured are having treatment at Grande Hospital and Green City Hospital.
Earlier, Nepal Police, Nepal Army personnel and local people were busy for rescue following the accident that happened at around 12 noon. More than 50 passengers were believed to be travelled in the bus. Besides one, the identity of deceased is yet to be known, informed Nuwakot SP Birendra Kumar Basyal.
The bus veered off the road and fell 300 meter down however the cause of the accident is still unknown. The bus with a number plate Ba 1 Kha 6348 was heading for Chhahare of Nuwakot from Kathmandu.