Trishuli bus plunge

UPDATE: Death toll climbs to eight, four identified

Published On: May 19, 2019 03:21 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, May 19: The death toll in Trishuli bus plunge has climbed to eight.

The four deceased have been identified as Rajkumar Subedi,51, Sita Thapaliya, 36, Bishal Giri, 20 and  Rajan Acharya, 43.

Earlier, it was reported that six people died and 29 sustained injuries when a Kathmandu-bound passenger bus (Na 7 Kha 4387) skidded off the Prithvi Highway and plunged into the Trishuli river in Dhading district today morning. The bus was en route to Kathmandu when it met with the accident at Banchhetar of Gajuri rural municipality in Dhading. 

Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and Armed Police Force have been carrying out the rescue operations. The reason behind the accident has yet to be ascertained. 

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