CHITWAN, Aug 27: Among those 22 killed in the Trishuli bus plunge on Friday morning, the identities of 21 have been established.
The deceased are Chitranjan Yadav, 36, of Musawalawa-3, Pramod Ram, 24, of Mahammadpur-8, Rakesh Yadav, 30, of Laukah, Brijkishore Kushwaha, 35, of Katariya-9, Ganesh Kumar Sah, 25, of Basatpur-1, Rajesh Prasad Yadav, 33, of Mudalawa-6, Jokhu Sah,55, ( a staff of drinking water corporation) of Gaur-12, Rautahat.
Likewise, Jogendra Giri, 65, is from Inarwa-7, Kameshwor Prasad Sah, 25, from Rajpurtulsi-3, Shesh Sahajeet Alam, 26, from Jayanagar, Garuda-14, Sachindra Prasad Yadav, 36 from Laukah-2 and Sandhya Shreewastav from Gaur-13, Rautahat. Chitra Bahadur Bohara (Rakesh), 41, from Pokharalbhalli Danda, Kaski, driver Lokraj Paudel, 33, from Lekhnath-1, Kaski are among those dead in the accident.
Similarly, other identified are Thekan Thakur, 36, from Bihar, Ram Sagar Bhagat, 40, and Nathuni Chaudhary, 35, from Motihari, India.
Three are women and 19 are men among those killed in the bus accident. The body of driver Lokraj Paudel has not been handed over to his family while the identity of a deceased woman is yet to be ascertained.
Twenty bodies among those identified have been handed over to their respective families, according to District Police Office, Chitwan.
As many as 22 people died and 16 others were sustained serious injuries when a bus, Ga 1 Kha 3709, en-route to Pokhara from Gaur, the district headquarters of southern district Rautahat, veered off the raod and fell into the Trishuli River near Kalikhola of Chandibhanjyang-5, along Narayangadh-Mugling road section around 4 am yesterday.
Among those 16 injured in the accident, 12 are undergong at Bharatpur Medical College while four at Old Medical College in Chitwan district.
According to police 42 passengers were traveling in the ill-fated bus.