Bus crash kills at least 14 in central Nepal

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15th December, 2019 12:31:45 printer

Bus crash kills at least 14 in central Nepal


At least 14 passengers were killed while around 16 others injured in a bus crash at Sindhupalchowk district in central Nepal on Sunday morning, authorities confirmed, reports Xinhua.

Ganesh Khanal, spokesperson at district police office Sindhupalchowk, told Xinhua, "12 passengers died on the spot while two breathed their last in the hospital. The injured have already been sent to the hospitals."

According to the police, the bus en-route to the capital city Kathmandu from Dolakha's Kalinchowk, fell few hundred meters down the road at Sunkoshi rural municipality of the district located in Province 3. Dolakha's Kalinchowk is a popular religious and tourism destination.

At least 32 people were travelling in the bus. The driver flew from the scene after the accident, while the assistant is seriously injured.

The police, which were yet to ascertain the identities of all the deceased.

Over-crowded vehicles, poorly-maintained roads and shoddy conditions of public vehicles have significantly led to frequent road accidents in recent years in Nepal.