6 electrocuted, 12 injured as bus touches live wire in Dhanusa

KATHMANDU: At least six persons died and 12 others injured after the bus carrying them came in contact with a live 11kv wire at Sabaila Municipality-4 in Dhanusa district, police said.

According to Dhanusa District Police Office, the bus (Na 5 Kha 1752) ferrying wedding attendees from Dudauli Municipality in Sindhuli district touched the live wire this evening.

The incident occurred after a box placed on the roof of the bus came in contact with the live wire, police said. Meanwhile, the injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The details are awaited.