34 pilgrims die in bus crash

2012-07-15 12:50
Refugee children touch hands through bus's window. (File Ziv, AFP)

Refugee children touch hands through bus's window. (File Ziv, AFP)

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Kathmandu - At least 34 pilgrims were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded bus carrying them from India to a Hindu festival in southern Nepal swerved off a highway into a river.

The bus was taking the devotees - most of whom were from the northwestern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh - to a temple in Nawalparasi district, 150km west of the capital Kathmandu, said local police chief Gyan Bikram Shah.

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