17 injured in bus accident

BIRATNAGAR: Seventeen people were injured, four of them critically, when a bus met with an accident at Medanipur on the East-West highway here this morning.

Those seriously injured in the accident have been taken to Neuro Hospital, Biratnagar. The bus driver is undergoing treatment at the Nobel Hospital also in Biratnagar.

The bus bearing the registration number plate Ba 4 Kha 1041 was going towards Kakadbhitta from Kathmandu when it collided with a truck heading in the same direction, from behind, the District Traffic Office, Lahan stated.

The gearbox of the bus dropped on the road due to the impact and the bus veered some 50 metres from the road into a ditch, according to witnesses. RSS

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