SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 15: Of the 14 persons who died in the Sindhupalchowk bus accident on Sunday morning, six have been identified.
According to Sub Inspector of District Traffic Police Office Rajesh Dahal, the deceased have been identified as 28-year-old Suk Bahadur Tamang of Jugal rural municipality-7 in Sindhupalchowk, seven-year-old Sabina Tamang, 37-year-old Junumaya Tamang and Manju Tamang of Dolakha Bhimeswor municipality-9, 29-year-old Mahesh Tamang and Laxmi Shrestha of Ramechhap Umakunda rural municipality-5.
The victims' families have reached the bus crash site, Dahal said. "Eight deceased have yet to be identified," he added. 12 persons died on the spot and 19 others sustained injuries when a bus en route to Bhaktapur from Kalinchowk of Dolakha skidded off the highway and plunged few meters down. Two persons who sustained injuries in the accident died in course of treatment.
The bus driver is still at large, police said. Of the 19 injured, 16 are receiving treatment at Trauma Centre in Kathmandu and Dhulikhel hospital and three are receiving treatment at Sindhu Sadabahar hospital at Khadichaur.