NUWAKOT, Aug 15: An overcrowded bus veered 50 meters off the road injuring 57 passengers on board at Bidur municipality-9, Nuwakot. Of those injured, eight are critical.
The passenger bus, (Ba 2 Kha 2804) was en route to Trishuli from Bumgthang when it collided with a truck. Of those injured, 17 are female passengers.
Those critically injured are Ghishing Tamang, Bir Bahadur BK, Hom Bahadur Lama, Prem Singh Tamang, Biwa Maya Ghale, Purna Lama, Uttam Tamang and Mangali. They have been sent to Kathmandu for further treatment. The remaining injured are undergoing treatment at the district hospital.
Majority of the injured passengers are residents of Bungtang, Shalme and Deurali.