Kathmandu—The death toll in Nepal’s bus accidents reaches 5, authorities confirmed. Three persons were killed in Sindhuli and two in Nuwakot.
The bus with a number plate Ba 1 Kha 6356 was heading for Trishuli from Samundratar met with an as it arrived at Ganeshsthan of Suryagadhi Rural Municipality- 5 in Nuwakot.
According to District Police Office Nuwakot Chief SP Basanta Kunwar, three persons lost their lives in that accident. More than 50 passengers were travelling that ill-fated bus that lost control and plunge some 100 meter down as it arrived in Chheri Khola. 15 of the injured are in critical condition and they have been taken to Kathmandu for treatment. 10 are receiving treatment in Nuwakot based local hospital.
Similarly, two persons were killed when a passenger bus plunged into Sunkoshi River at Ritthe Bhir in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality- 5 of Sindhuli this morning. Five persons have been injured in the incident. The bus with a number plate Na 6 Kha 912 was heading for Kathmandu from Marin Rural Municipality of Sindhuli and collided with a motorcycle before plunging into the River along the BP Highway. Motorcyclist Devendra BK sustained normal injury. Some 10 passengers were travelling that bus which plunged hundreds of meters down.