Nepal | June 03, 2020

1 dead, 31 hurt as bus plunges 40m onto riverbank in Bara

Puspa Raj Khatiwada
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BARA: A woman died and 31 others sustained injuries after a passenger bus veered off the road in Jitpur-Simara Sub-metropolitan City-22 of Bara district today morning.

The deceased has been identified as Parvati Adhikari (25) of Hetauda Sub-metropolitan City-11 in Makawanpur district, police informed.

According to Province 2 Traffic Police Office based in Pathlaiya, the bus (Na 5 Kha 4015) en route from Narayangadh to Birgunj skidded off the road and plunged about 40 metres onto a riverbank, injuring 32 passengers aboard the bus near Churiyamai temple this morning.

Of the 19 injured undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Hetauda, Adhikari succumbed to injuries during the course of treatment, while 13 others were admitted to Chure Hill Hospital, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Govinda Puri at the Area Police Office, Simara informed. Of the total injured, seven are said to be in critical condition, the DSP said.

It has been learnt that the bus ran out of control while it was descending a slope along the East-West Highway about 100m from the temple.

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