2 killed, 10 injured in Kapilvastu bus accident

KATHMANDU: Two persons died and 10 others were critically injured when a passenger bus met with an accident in Shivaraj Municipality-1 of Kapilvastu along the East-West Highway on Tuesday.

According to Inspector Santosh Roka of the Ward Police Office, Chandrauta, the deceased have been identified as Mukunda Bahadur Thapa of Bardiya and Sher Bahadur Kunwar of Kanchanpur.

He informed that the tragedy occurred when the driver of the bus (Na 5 Kha 2610) lost control of the vehicle and fell 16 feet down the road at around 4:20 am today.

The ill-fated bus was heading towards Kathmandu from Dhangadhi when the incident occurred.

Roka said that the driver sustained minor injuries in the incident.

The body of Kunwar has been handed over to the family while the relatives of Thapa have not received his body yet.

The injured are being treated at the Lumbini Zonal Hospital, Butwal.