Wednesday, May 6, 2015Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Nepal bus crash kills 29, injures 12: Police

Published on Jan 12, 2013 1:07 PM

KATHMAND (AFP) - At least 29 people were killed and 12 injured when a bus veered off a narrow mountain road in thick fog in western Nepal on Saturday, a police officer said.

The vehicle tumbled 600m down a steep hill in Doti district after the driver lost control on the road to the south-western plains bordering India, said police officer Nara Bahadur Air.

"Twenty-nine passengers have been killed in the crash. Twelve passengers who have been seriously injured are being treated in hospital, 50 km from the site," he said.

The bus had 35 passengers registered at its last checkpoint but drivers on rural routes tend to pick up passengers along the way and police suspect the death toll could rise much higher when the crash site in Chhatiwan village is searched.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!