16 injured in Nawalparasi bus-truck collision

KAWASOTI: As many as 16 passengers were injured when the bus they were travelling on collided with a truck in Gaindakot Municipality-16 of Nawalparasi along the East-West Highway today.

The condition of two of the injured passengers — Pabitra Kunwar (21) of Sunawal Municipality-4 and Padam Bahadur Kunwar (35) of Alebhanjyang in Palpa — is critical, the District Police Office has stated.

According to police, the incident occurred when the bus (Lu 2 Cha 396) heading in the westward direction collided with the truck (Lu 1 Kha 6754) today morning.

Among the injured, eight have already returned home after general treatment while the remaining are receiving medical attention at Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the case is underway, police said.