Twin bus accidents in Nepal claims 32 lives

At least 32 passengers were killed in two separate accidents that took place in central and western Nepal in the last 48 hours.

Last Updated: May 05, 2011, 00:54 AM IST

Kathmandu: At least 32 passengers were
killed in two separate accidents that took place in central
and western Nepal in the last 48 hours.

At least 16 people have been killed and 25 others
sustained injuries when a passenger bus met with an accident
at Kandamando area of Doti district in western Nepal this
morning.

The ill fated bus, which was heading towards Achham
district from Dhangadi of western Nepal fell 300 feet down
from a hilly road.

Those who sustained injuries in the accident have been
admitted to Doti District Hospital for medical treatment,
according to the police.

Meanwhile the death toll in the accident that
occurred in Sindhuli district in the central Nepal on Tuesday
has climbed to 16, the police said.

The accident had occurred when the passenger bus
heading towards Banepa in the east of Kathmandu from Khurkot
area plunged into Sunkoshi river at Sindhuli district near
Tibet border in the north-east of Kathmandu.

Nepal`s hilly roads are accident prone mainly during
rainy season due to its poor maintenance and old vehicles.

PTI