Eight killed in early morning road accident in Daunne

KAWASOTI: Eight persons were killed, including six on the spot, in a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck at Daunne of Nawalparasi along the East-West Highway this morning.

The night bus (Na 4 Kha 5143) was heading towards Dang from Kathmandu when it collided with a truck with Indian registration number (UP 32 D N854) coming from the opposite direction, police said.

Six died on the spot while two succumbed to their injuries on the way to the hospital. The death toll is likely to rise, as many more are believed to have been injured, DSP at the Area Police Office in Kawasoti Parsuram Tiwari said.

The identity and other details of the accident are not yet known. Rescue work is still underway, police said.