KATHMANDU: Seven persons were injured when a truck hit the bus they were travelling on in Lamahi of Dang district on Monday.

Among all the injured, six persons are said to be critical.

Dil Bahadur Sunar (45) of Parvat, Mani Ram Tharu (25) and Kangal Badahi (51) of Kapilvastu, Mahamat Aris (27) and Parbati Thapa (30) of Rautahat district are in critical condition, said police.

The incident occurred when the truck (Na 6 Kha 9861) hit the passenger bus (Ma 1 Kha 701) from behind at around 11:30 pm yesterday.

All the injured have been sent to a health facility in Butwal of Rupandehi district for treatment.

Police are in search of drivers of both the vehicles, who have fled the scene after the incident.