KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Samachar Samiti reported that the death toll in the bus accident in Khalanga of Jajarkot reached 22.

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Jajarkot bus accident: Death toll reaches 17

KHALANGA: At least 17 persons died while around 40 persons sustained injuries when a jam-packed passenger bus skidded off the road and fell around 200 metres down near Khalanga, the Jajarkot district headquarters, in mid-western Nepal on Thursday.

While 13 bodies were recovered from the incident site, four persons had succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the District Hospital.

Nepal Army personnel rescue an injured passenger from a bus accident site in Khalanga of Jajarkot district, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Photo: Dinesh Kumar Shrestha
Nepal Army personnel rescue an injured passenger from a bus accident site in Khalanga of Jajarkot district, on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Photo: Dinesh Kumar Shrestha

More than 60 persons were on board the ill-fated bus (Na 3 Kha 2279).

The victims are yet to be identified.

All the injured are undergoing treatment at the same health facility.

Meanwhile, rescue operations have been suspended owing to the lack of light and it would continue tomorrow, the security personnel informed.

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At least 10 killed in Jajarkot bus accident

KHALANGA: At least 10 persons were killed when a passenger bus heading to Khara village of Jajarkot district skidded off the road near Khalanga, the district headquarters, on Thursday.

Police suspect that the death toll may rise as rescue efforts are currently underway.

While 10 bodies have been recovered from the incident site, around 30 passengers have been rescued and rushed to nearby hospitals.

The victims are not identified yet.

Security personnel have been deployed for the rescue.

The incident site lies around two kilometres away from the district headquarters.

Details to follow...