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Seventeen Killed in Nepal Bus Crash

  • VOA News

An overcrowded bus fell off a mountain road in western Nepal late Sunday, rolling 600 meters down a slope, leaving at least 17 people dead and 50 injured.

Rescuers pulled out 14 bodies while three more died at a hospital. There were 67 people on the bus, which had just 38 seats.

Police said all the injured have been taken to hospitals.

The bus was driving on a narrow mountain road during the night when the accident happened about 400 kilometers west of the capital, Katmandu.

The incidents of road mishaps have increased in the recent past across Nepal. The deadly accidents are attributed to poor road conditions, old vehicles and negligence of drivers.