Eight persons sustained injuries after the bus they were travelling on overturned in Nilkantha Municipality-9 of Dhading district on Thursday.

The incident occurred when the bus (Ba 4 Kha 4152), en route to Kathmandu from Sunakhani of Jwalamukhi Rural Municipality in the district, lost control and turned on its side in the middle of the road at around 11:00 am today, in Palpabhanjyang, informed District Police Office, Dhading.

According to police, the injured have been identified as Hari Maya Gurung (84) of Jwalamukhi-7, Bikash Shrestha (22), Ridam Nagarkoti (22), Yam Shrestha (56), Lakshmi Gurung (37), Ananya Limbu (15), all hailing from Jwalamukhi-6; Sima Manandhar (17) and Sita Manandhar (43) both from Nilkantha-11 of the district.

Critically injured Ridam Nagarkoti has been referred to Kathmandu-based National Trauma Centre for further treatment, added police.

Meanwhile, others are receiving treatment at Dhading Hospital.