Trishuli bus plunge death toll climbs to 21 (with video)

Published On: August 26, 2016 07:08 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 26: The death toll in the Trishuli bus plunge has reached 21 as one more  injured breathed his last in the course of treatment. 

As many as 20 passengers died on the spot and around 15 others were rescued when a night bus, Ga Kha 3709,  heading for Pokhara from the district headquarters Gaur, veered off the road  and plunged into  the Trishuli River at Chandibhanjyang -5, Kalikhola along the Narayanghat-Mugling road section at around 4 am on Friday.

According to Mid-western police in-charge, DIG Pashupati Upadhyaya, "The injured have been rescued and sent to a hospital in Bharatpur and the search operation is being carried for those who are missing in the accident."

Around 40 passengers had boarded the bus from Gaur.

(Video courtesy:  Manoj Tripathi)


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