10 killed, 18 injured in Dailekh bus fall

KATHMANDU: At least ten persons were killed and eighteen others sustained injuries when a passenger bus fell some 300 metres down the road at Rakam Bheltadi in Dailekh district, along the Karnali Highway, on Wednesday.

According to Inspector Akendra Karki at the Dailekh District Police Office, seven males, two females and a minor were killed on the spot. However, their identities are yet to be ascertained.

He further said that the injured have been receiving treatment at the Rakham Health Post in the district.

The ill-fated bus (Na 4 Kha 2998) was en route to Mahendra Nagar from Kalikot district this afternoon before plunging down the road at Bheltadi in Aathbis Municipality-4 in the district, according to police.

The cause of the accident is yet to be known, but the police have suspected that the rough terrain road might have led to the fatal accident.

The details of the accident are awaited.