2 killed, 21 injured in Surkhet bus accident

SURKHET: Two persons died and 21 others were injured in a bus accident in Surkhet today.

The deceased have been identified as Sher Bahadur Khadka (65) from Dullu Municipality-10 in Dailekh and currently residing in Thakurbaba Municipality-5 in Bardiya and Bhimsen Rana of Dungeshwor Rural Municipality-6 in Dailekh, according to Spokesperson for the District Police Office, Surkhet, Deputy Superintendent of Police Birendra Bir Bishwakarma.

The bus (Karnali Province 02001 Kha 0852) heading towards Surkhet from Dailekh fell off the road and got stuck in a tree near Katkuwa of Birendranagar Municipality-7.

Among the injured, one is said to be in critical condition while others are out of life-threatening conditions.

The injured are being treated at the Karnali Province Hospital, Surkhet, and Birendranagar-based health facilities.

The accident could have resulted in more fatalities if the vehicle had not got stuck into the tree.

The accident occurred due to over-speed, according to the police preliminary investigation.



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