2 dead, 41 injured in Nawalparasi bus accident

NAWALPARASI: Two persons lost their lives and 41 others sustained injuries in a bus accident at Sunawal Municipality-11 of Nawalparasi along the East-West Highway, Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred when the passenger bus (Na 5 Kha 1096) en route from Dhangadhi to Kakarbhitta fell around 20 metres below the road at Badera, killing two on the spot and injuring the others, at 2:15 am today, according to Sunawal based Area Police Office.

One of the deceased has been identified as Nepal Army personnel Lokendra Bahadur Karki (33) of Kanchanpur while identity of the other deceased, who appeared to be between 35 to 40 years of age, is yet to be ascertained.

The injured are receiving treatment at Lumbini Zonal Hospital and another Butwal based medical facility.

Police said, cause of the accident has not be determined yet.