KHANDBARI, March 10: As many as 14 people died when a passenger-ferrying bus en route to Damak, Jhapa from Okharbote Bazaar of Madi, Sankhuwasava met with an accident at Madi Municipality-6, Saatghumti at 7:30 this morning.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Laldhoj Subedi informed that bodies of 13 people have been recovered so far from the accident site. However, the identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained, he added.
Five people were rescued alive from the accident site. According to the locals, the bus was carrying at least 20 passengers.
The bus fell around 300 meters off the road. Detailed information about the accident is being collected, DSP Subedi informed.
Currently security personnel and locals are engaging in rescue works.