Kathmandu, Nepal: At least seven persons died and about two dozen other injured when a passenger bus met with the accident at Shivapuri Rural Municipality-7 of Nuwakot district today on Saturday afternoon.
The bus with registration number Ba 1 Kha 6348 that was heading for Kharanitar from Kathmandu plunged about 700 meters into a ravine.
According to the police, three persons were killed on the spot while four others had succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment.
It is said that the ill-fated bus met with the accident after it skidded off the road and fell some 350 metres down in a house belonging to Anil Tamang. Tamang’s wife Sita Tamang was also injured in the incident.
According to the Nuwakot police, the deceased have been identified as Lal Bahadur Tamang, 57, Ujjeli Mijar, 35, Sabina Tamang, 22, Sashi Bogati, 21, Laxmi Neupane, 45, Thuli Maya Tamang, 67 and Nawaraj BK, 28.
It is feared that the death toll would increase as nine persons have reported as serious among the injured passengers.
Nepal Police and the Nepal army had rescued the victims of the accident. The reason behind the accident is yet to be known.