LAMJUNG, July 27: At least two people have died when a passenger bus plunged into the Rudi River at the border of Lamjung and Kaski districts on Thursday.
The ill-fated bus (Na 5 Kha 6395), en route from Pokhara to Baluwabeshi of Madi Rural Municipality via Ram Bazar of Lamjung, fell into the river at around 1 PM. Other two passengers are reported to be swept away by the river. The deceased are yet to be identified.
Six seriously injured passengers have been transferred to Pokhara whereas 20 others with minor injuries are receiving treatment in local medical center.
Locals and police are involved in the rescue. It is reported that the temporary bridge of Bindhyabasini hydropower collapsed that led to the incident.