Body being recovered from overturned bus (Photo: CBS News)
At least 32 people have been killed in a passenger bus accident in the Himalayan country of Nepal. Many more people were injured in this horrific incident. The incident took place in the country’s northwestern Mugu district on Tuesday (October 12th), Nepali media quoted the Kathmandu Post as saying, citing police.
At least 26 people were killed in the crash on Tuesday, according to BBC News.
According to Nepali media, many passengers were traveling in a bus in Mugu district of the country on Tuesday. The bus lost control and fell about 1,000 feet (300 meters) while traveling on inaccessible mountain roads. That is why the incident of casualties took place. The media reported that the accident took place just after noon on Tuesday.
The Kathmandu Post says there were a total of 45 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident. Of these, 32 were killed and 13 others were injured.
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The cause of the accident is not yet clear. However, BBC News quoted some reports as saying that the brakes of the bus may have failed before the accident.
According to analysts, road accidents are very common in the hill country of Nepal. Vehicles often face such accidents mainly due to bad roads or poor road maintenance.
The Nepali media has already published several pictures of the accident. There, rescuers were seen carrying casualties and their belongings, including bags.
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Nepali police claim that the cause of the accident is being investigated. They also said the death toll could rise further.
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