One killed, 25 injured in Kawasoti road accident

KAWASOTI: A person died and 25 others sustained injuries after the bus they were travelling on plunged into a rivulet in Kawasoti Municipality-14 of Nawalparasi along the East-West Highway on Thursday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Gauri Shankar Dhobi (35) of Maharajgunj, India.

According to police, the incident occurred when the bus (Na 4 Kha 7046) en route to Butwal from Kakadvitta fell some 25 metres below into Jhinki Bhandriniya Rivulet, today morning.

Among the injured, two are undergoing treatment at Bharatpur, two in Butwal and remaining at a local hospital, informed Police Inspector Ramesh Thapa at District Police Office, Nawalparasi (East).

According to Inspector Thapa, four of the injured are in critical condition.

Around 35 passengers were travelling in the bus.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the case is underway, said police.