May 19 – Seven persons were killed and 27 others injured when a bus plunged into the Trishuli River at Gajuri-6, Bancharetar of Dhading on Sunday morning. The ill-fated-bus was heading to Kathmandu from Kakarvitta, Jhapa.

Of them four died on the spot, one died on the way to hospital and two died at the hospital, police said. The deceased have been identified as Sita Thapaliya,35, of Chandragiri municipality, Bishal Giri, 20, of Kanyam, Ilam, 51-year-old Raj Kumar Subedi of Thankot, Kathmandu, Rajan Acharya of Dhading , Prakash Shrestha and Shekhar Magar , according to Chief of the District Traffic Office, Gajuri Hem Raj Ghimire.

Twenty-nine other passengers were injured in the accident that took place involving the passenger bus with registration number Na. 7 Kha. 4387. The bus fell off the road into the river at Banchetar in ward no. 6 of Gajuri rural municipality.

The bus, Na 7 Kha 4387, was heading to Kathmandu from Jhapa when it met with the fatal accident, police said.

A joint team from the police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force have been carrying out the rescue efforts at the incident site. The reason behind the accident is not yet known

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