7 dead as bus plunges into Trishuli river

DHADING: Seven persons died when a bus they were travelling in plunged into the Trishuli river at Ghatbesi in Gajuri Municipality of Dhading district along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The incident occurred when the bus (Lu 2 Kha 2121) was heading towards Kathmandu from Kapilvastu.

SP Gautam KC of the District Police Office, Dhading said that seven persons, including a woman died in the accident. The identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained.

At least 30 passengers were injured in the mishap. “The injured were rescued and taken to Kathmandu for further treatment “, SP Gautam informed.

Locals along with Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army personnel had rescued the passengers.

It is assumed that the death toll may rise as the bus plunged into the river.

A team of Armed Police Force and Disaster Management Training School, Kurintar, Chitwan has been carrying out a rescue operation.

Police have arrested bus driver Hariram Harijan (38) of Lumbini Sanskriti Municipality-9 of Rupandehi.

 

 

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