In a tragic incident, eight people were killed when the bus they were travelling in plunged some 50 metres from a mountain road in Nepal's Madhesh province, a media report said on Thursday. It has been reported that out of those eight people, six were Indian pilgrims. The accident also left 19 others injured.
According to The Kathmandu Post newspaper, the accident happened in the early hours of Thursday in the province's Bara district when the bus carrying pilgrims from Rajasthan overturned and fell some 50 metres down the road at a riverbank south of Churiamai Temple at Simara Sub-Metropolitan City.
Eight people dead and 19 injured as a passenger bus en route to Beni from Kathmandu falls into Trishuli river in Dhading District of Nepal, today.— ANI (@ANI) August 23, 2023
The bus met with an accident late in the morning at Gajuri Rural Municipality. 8 people have been confirmed dead while 19 have been…
What did the police say?
"The bus carrying six Indian pilgrims overturned and fell down the road at a river bank. A total of 26 passengers were on board and in the accident one Nepalese was also killed. The family of the deceased have been informed," said Deputy Superintendent of Police Pradeep Bahadur Chhetri.
Superintendent of Police Hobindra Bogati, who is also the chief of the Bara district police office said that they have detained three people, including the bus driver Jilami Khan.
"The driver and the co-workers have also sustained injuries during the accident and were detained following treatment," he was quoted as saying in the report.
The police said that all those injured were undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Hetauda of adjacent Makwanpur district.