17 hurt as bus overturns after hitting electric pole in Maitidevi

KATHMANDU: At least 17 persons, including 10 women, were injured when the bus they were travelling rammed into a twin electricity pole and overturned in Setopul of Maitidevi in the wee hours today.

According to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, the bus belonging to City Yatayat was en route to Kalimati from Kapan through Maitidevi when the accident occurred at around 3:00am. The driver lost his control over the speeding bus and hit the roadside twin electricity pole with a power distribution transformer.

The injured are Bhoj Bahadur Rai, Maina Kumari Rai,  Gita Dhimal, Gita Adhikari, Narayan Prasad Dahal, Purdha Dhami, Maya  Shrestha, Yagyaraj Khatiwada, Gangalal Tamang, Sanjila Tamang, Bhojhari  Ansari, Sabitri Thapa, Chyangba Tamang, Kamal Mahar, Tejkumari Chalise  and a 70-year-old woman.

The collapsed twin pole crushed the bus after it overturned on the road, said MTPD. Of the injured, eight are undergoing treatment at Norvic International Hospital while nine others have been admitted to National Trauma Centre.

MTPD said four of them were critically injured as they received head injuries due to the impact of the crash. The driver fled the scene following the accident. Traffic police said they were searching for the driver.


KATHMANDU: As many as 17 person sustained injuries after a bus they were aboard overturned after crashing into an electric pole in Maitidevi of KMC-30 on Tuesday morning, police said.

According to police, the 'City Yatayat' bus (Ba 2 Kha 8733) en route from Purano Baneshwar to Maitidevi overturned after hitting a roadside electric transmitter pole injuring 17 passengers aboard, at Setopul at 3:15 am today, injuring the passengers.

Of the total injured, eight are receiving treatment at the Thapathali-based Norvic Hospital while nine others including four critically injured are undergoing treatment at the Mahankal-based Bir Hospital, informed police.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the incident is underway