DHANUSHA, Nov 10: A total of 12 people were injured when a passenger bus overturned and caught fire in Dhanusha district Wednesday morning.
According to the Area Police Office, Dhalkebar, the bus (Na 6 Kha 7102) coming from Tulsipur in Dang to Biratnagar, Morang, skidded off the road at Maltole Road along the East-West Highway in Dhanushadham Municipality-6, resulting in the accident. The accident happened as the driver lost control over the vehicle all of a sudden.
The identities of the injured could not be established yet, said Police Inspector Pratap Subedi, adding that among the injured ones, seven are females, four males and a minor. All the injured underwent treatment at local health facilities.
The bus caught fire after it skidded off and burned down to ashes, said Police Inspector Subedi. Police suspect that the vehicle caught fire after its oil tank exploded.
The fire could be put out by the joint effort of security personnel and a fire brigade only after the bus was completely damaged. (RSS)