NARAYANGARH: The kin of those killed in the school bus accident at Kharkhare of Mukundapur VDC-6 in Nawalparasi district have not received compensation yet.
At a press conference organised by the Hillbird Picnic Victims Guardians Association (HPVGA) here on Friday, the families of the victims said that they had planned to construct a monument, a park and a temple in the memory of the deceased.
"Construction work has been delayed as we have not been able to collect required funds for the project," Shankarraj Baral, secretary of the HPVGA said.
As many as 23 teachers and students of Hillbird Residential Higher Secondary School were killed in the bus accident, while they were returning from a picnic on December 11.
Of the 58 persons injured in the accident, Rabina Thapa is still undergoing treatment in Norvic Hospital, Kathmandu. Condition of the other injured in the accident is as pitiable.
The Prithvi Highway Bus Entrepreneurs Committee had agreed to provide Rs 225,000 to the families of the deceased, while the school had also assured to raise Rs 25 lakh for the fund by May 29.
However, the victims’ families are yet to receive compensation even more than six months after the gruesome incident.