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8 dead, 15 injured in Darchula bus accident

KATHMANDU: At least eight persons died and 27 were injured when Darchula headquarter-bound bus from Dhangadhi, Kailali met with accident this morning.

Some 15 among the injured are in critical condition, police said.
The tragic road accident killing eight persons took place at Gwani-5, Darchula when the bus (Na 4 Kha 6608) belonging to Sudurpaschim Yatayat lost control and overturned, said Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) at Darchula District Police Office, Dev Bahadur Bogati.

Among the deceased are one woman and seven men. Only identified are CPN-UML, Darchula District Committee member Laxmi Dutta Joshiand Dhaul Singh Dhami of Gwani-1, he confirmed.
The injured are being treated by the teams of doctors sent from District Hospital in Dadeldhura, and Baitadi, police sources said.
Some 40 passengers were on board in the bus.

The accident took place after the bus overturned after losing balance for ferrying passengers beyond its capacity, according to preliminary investigation of the police. RSS

Published Date: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 | 01:49 AM

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