UPDATE: Death toll climbs to six in Trishuli bus plunge

Published On: May 19, 2019 12:47 PM NPT By: Sarita Shrestha

DHADING, May 19: The death toll in Trishuli bus plunge has climbed to six as local authorities recovered another dead body near the crash site in course of the rescue operation.

Earlier, it was reported that five 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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