26 injured in Chitwan bus-tipper collision

CHITWAN: As many as 26 persons were injured when a passenger bus collided head on with a tipper  in Chitwan on Sunday morning.

According to Chitwan District Police Office, the bus (Na 5 Kha 8694) collided head on with the tipper ( Ba 3 Kha 9012) near Ramnagar jungle in Bharatpur Metropolitan-1 at 9:15 this morning.

After the collision, both the vehicles had gone flicked off the road to the nearby jungle area.

Of the injured, seven are in critical condition, informed police.

SP Deepak Thapa at the Chitwan DPO said, “All injured including the bus driver have been undergoing treatment at the Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur Hospital and Bharatpur College of Medical Sciences.”

“The tipper driver, however, is at large. Police are searching for him,” he added.

Police are looking into the case.