At least 32 people have been killed and dozens more injured when a bus plunged into a ditch on a mountain road in Nepal. The accident happened on Tuesday (October 12th) in the northwestern Mugu district of the country. News from the BBC.
It is learned that the bus carrying passengers from Nepalganj city to Gamgadhi area of Mugu district slipped from a hilly road in Pinagaon area and fell down several hundred meters.
The cause of the accident is still unclear, police said. However, it was reported locally that the brakes of the bus were not working. Many of the passengers were returning home on the occasion of Dashain (incarnation of Durga), the biggest religious festival in Nepal.
At least 24 people died on the spot in the accident, while the rest died at the hospital. Fourteen of the seriously injured were airlifted to hospital.
Source: Bhorer Kagoj by www.bhorerkagoj.com.
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