2 killed in Kavre bus accident

KATHMANDU: At least two persons died in a bus accident in Panchkhal of Kavrepalanchok district along the Araniko Highway on Friday.

An official at the District Police Office, Kavrepalanchok, told THT Online over phone from Dhulikhel that the bus (Ba 3 Kha 7938) en route to the Capital from Jiri of Dolakha district skidded off the road at Saitis Kilo, Panchkhal Municipality-1, and fell around 80 feet.

She said the victims include a man and a woman, who are yet to be identified.

Around three dozen passengers have sustained injuries in the accident occurred at around 4:10 pm.

Local Ranjan Lamichhane informed our Banepa correspondent Raj Kumar Parajuli that the bus had veered off the road after colliding with a motorbike coming from the opposite direction.

Lamichhane suspected that some injured may have succumbed to the wounds while being rushed to the Dhulikhel Hospital.