NEA expresses grief over loss of lives in Dhanusha bus tragedy

Published On: January 26, 2019 04:06 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has expressed its sadness over the losses of valuable lives in the Friday tragedy in which a bus carrying members of a wedding party touched a live electric wire at Kothiya Baltiya of Sabaila municipality-4, Dhanusha. 

NEA has denied any weaknesses on its part in the occurrence of the tragic incident which ended in the deaths of six people. Others six injured in the incident are being treated at the Janakpur Zonal Hospital. The current flowed to the bus as a tin can placed on the bus roof at the time touched a bare wire of 11 KV transmission line. 

The transmission line has not come down; it is in the normal position, the NEA said. The can cause the incident as prior to this another bus of the same size just passed through the same route. It seemed that the driver was not aware of the present situation at the time. Before this, the NEA received no complaint about the hanging position of the wire. However, the local government has blamed the NEA’s negligence for the incident. RSS

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