At least one dies, one injured as bus plunges into Bheri River

Published On: January 7, 2021 04:35 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, Jan 7: At least one person died and another was rescued when a bus plunged into the Bheri River at Gurbhakot Municipality-9 in Surkhet district on Thursday.

The incident took place when the bus en route to Salyan from Sallibazar of Surkhet skidded off the road and plunged some 300 meters down.

The critically-injured man, who was rescued from the river, has been rushed to Mehalkuna Hospital for further treatment.

Inspector Madhav Chaudhari at the Area Police Office, Chinchu, said that they have recovered a dead body and rescued a person from the accident site.

"The injured person is unconscious. We are yet to ascertain the number of people traveling in the bus," Chaudhari said adding that theresue operation is currently underway.

The number of people traveling in the ill-fated bus is yet to be ascertained, according to the District Police Office, Surkhet. 


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