‘20 killed as bus plunges into gorge in Nepal’

Last Updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 23:19

Kathmandu: At least 20 passengers were
killed on Saturday when a bus skidded off a hilly road and plunged
into a gorge in western Nepal`s Darchula district, a media
report said.

The bus going to Mahendranagar from Baidati skidded off
the road and fell into the gorge some 300 metres below the
road at Basali, myrepublica online quited TV channels as
saying.

Local people and security forces were involved in rescue
the operation.

Last month, four people, including two women, were killed
when a jeep plunged into a gorge in Nepal`s western Doti
district.

The jeep was heading towards Dhangadi area from
Dadeldhura, when it fell some 350 metres down from a
hilly road along the Bhimdatta Highway, police said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 23:19

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