Dhading bus accident: Injured airlifted to Kathmandu, death toll reaches 19
KATHMANDU: As many as 14 people, who were seriously injured in the bus accident in Marpak of Dhading, were airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment this afternoon. They were admitted to the Maharajganj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.
One of them, however, succumbed to injuries, making the death toll 19.
Earlier, 18 bodies were found at the accident site.
Among the victims, two are boys, 11 men and six women.
Seventeen of the victims have been identified, the Rastriya Samachar Samiti reported, quoting DSP Dipendra Panjiyar at the Dhading District Police Office.
Two men, including one who died in Kathmandu during the course of treatment, were not identified.
Victims are named as Mendijun Tamang, Thirmaya Tamang, Ranga Singh Tamang, Leela Bahadur Gurung, Rauta Tamang and Rawat Tamang (3) of Satyadevi VDC; Kamala Paudel, Dil Kumari Adhikari and Padma Bahadur Thapa of Marpak VDC; Rudra Bahadur Ghale of Gumdi VDC; Ram Chandra Sapkota of Darkha VDC; Larup Ramang of Sertung VDC; Man Bahadur Tamang, Chandra Man Tamang and Tek Bahadur Tamang of Ri VDC; bus driver Gangabir BK of Gorkha, and Khiya Lama whose address was not known, according to the RSS.
Many of them had visited the district headquarters to collect relief money distributed by the government for the reconstruction of their houses destroyed by the Nepal earthquake last year.