16 killed in Nepal bus mishap

Dang [Nepal]: As many as 16 people, including students and teachers of an institute, were killed and 11 others were injured when the bus carrying them fell into a ravine along Rapti highway near Dang in Nepal on Friday.

The ill-fated bus, carrying teachers and students of Ghorai’s Krishnasen Ichhyuk Polyclinic Institute, fell 700-meter off a mountain road while travelling towards Dang from Salyan on December 21. A total of 34 students and two teachers were travelling on the ill-fated bus.

“The bus was heading towards Tulsipur from Kapurkot of Salyan,” Prem Bahadur Shahi, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Tulsipur, told ANI over the phone. Those injured have been rushed to Rapti Zonal Hospital in Tulsipur.

The identity of the victims is yet to be established. A team of 19 police personnel is carrying out the rescue operations. More details are still awaited.

[source_without_link] ANI[/source_without_link]