30 killed, 35 injured in Nepal bus accident

2015-11-03 14:15


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Kathmandu - An official says an overcrowded bus carrying passengers inside and on its roof veered off a mountain road in northwest Nepal, killing 30 people and injuring 35 others.

Government administrator Shiv Ram Gelal said the bus drove off the road on Tuesday near Ramche village and rolled about 150m down a slope.

Gelal said the bus was packed with passengers because of a severe fuel shortage in the country that has limited transportation.

Police, soldiers and local villagers helped recover injured people and bodies from the wreckage.

The site is about 80km northwest of the capital, Kathmandu.

Accidents in Nepal are generally caused by poorly maintained roads and vehicles.

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