30 injured in Nawalparasi bus accident

NAWALPARASI: Thirty persons have sustained injuries in a bus accident at Old Kawasoti Bazaar in Kawasoti-3 of Nawalparasi district. The bus was carrying Nepal Army personnel.

The incident occurred when the bus (Na 6 Kha 404), en route to Kathmandu from Surkhet, lost its control and fell below the road at around 3:00 am on Saturday morning.

According to Kawasoti-based District Police Office, the team of army personnel were on their way to Kathmandu-based barrack from Surkhet for a training.

Among the 30 injured,18 persons are receiving treatment at Bharatpur-based Old Medical College while 12 others have been admitted to Madhya Bindu Hospital in Kawasoti. Two are known to be in critical condition, said police.

There were 40 people travelling on the bus.