Four killed, nine injured in Jajarkot bus plunge

Published On: February 14, 2019 07:48 PM NPT By: Janak KC

JAJARKOT, Feb 14: Four people died and nine others sustained injuries in a bus accident that occurred at Rimna of Bheri Municipality-1 in Jajarkot district on Thursday evening.

The incident took place when the ill-fated bus, Bhe 1 Kha 1329, heading to Radi Bazaar of Rukum from Nepalgunj veered off the rough road and fell some 100 meters down in the Bheri River at Rimna along the Jajarko-Dolpa road section . The accident took place at around 6:30 pm.

A rescue team from Nepal Police and Armed police Force has been deployed in the incident site.  However, the rescue work has been hit due to rain and darkness, said Sub Inspector Khem Raj Tinkadi , chief of Area Police Office, Rima.

The injured are Birendra Bohara, 21, Bharat Chand, Lal Bahadur Thapa of Athbiskot Municipality-6, Bibas Bohara, 24, of Nalgad Municipality-5, Panchakali Rana, 60, of Bheri Municipality-1, Jayaram BK of Barekot, Jit Bahadur Bohara of Dolpa Janadulla Rural Municipality-4.  The condition of all the injured is said to be critical. They have been referred to Nepalgunj after preliminary treatment at a local health post.

However, identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained.

According to police, 16 to 17 passengers were traveling in the bus.

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