Kathmandu: A passenger bus with nearly 50 people Saturday veered off a highway and plunged into a river in Nepal’s Dhading district, killing at least 14 of them and leaving 15 others injured, media reports said.
The bus, which was en route to Kathmandu from Rajbiraj, veered off the highway at Ghatbesi Bange curve, about 80 km from here, according to the Kathmandu Post.
Fourteen bodies — five women and two infants — have been fished out from the Trishuli river so far, Superintendent of Police Dhrubaraj Raut in Dhading said.
The identities are yet to be ascertained, he said.
Fifteen passengers managed to save their lives by swimming to the river bank. They have suffered injuries in the accident, the report said.
The officer said that the exact number of passengers travelling in the bus was not immediately known. The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals, he added.
Some other passengers were feared trapped in the bus and rescued operations were underway, Raut said. PTI