At least 16 killed as bus carrying students plunges into ravine

KATHMANDU: As many as 16 persons lost their lives while 12 were hurt in a bus accident at Ramri in Tulsipur of Dang district on Friday.

The bus (Ba 4 Kha 9766) plying on Tulsipur-Kapurkot road section fell around 400 meters down into a ravine killing as many as 16 students and teachers on a educational tour.

The ill fated vehicle was heading towards Tulsipur from Kapurkot of Salyan, according to DSP at the Area Police Office, Tulsipur Prem Bahadur Shahi.

Meanwhile, authorities and first responders rescued twelve injured persons and took them to Rapti Zonal Hospital for treatment. Two of the seriously injured have been referred to Nepalgunj.

31 students and teachers of the Krishnasen Icchuk Technical School in Ghorahi we on board as they were returning from a tour of a botanical garden in Mulpani of Kapurkot, Salyan.

(With inputs from RSS)