7 dead in a bus accident in Dhaging

Seven people have died in a bus accident that happened at Gajuri Rural Municipality-5 in Dhading on Wednesday.

The Kathmandu-bound bus (Lu 2 Kha 2121) plunged into the Trishuli River at Ghatbesi along the Prithvi Highway around 4.40 am on Wednesday.

Superintendent of Police (SP) at Dhading District Police Office Gautam KC informed that seven persons, including a woman died in the accident. The deceased are yet to be identified.

At least 30 passengers were injured in the mishap.

“The injured were rescued and taken to Kathmandu for further treatment after primary aid at a local health facility”, said SP Gautam.

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

It is assumed that the death toll may rise as the bus plunged into the river. A team from the Armed Police Force and Disaster Management Training School, Kurintar, Chitwan is also involved in the rescue operation.

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



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