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Bus accident in Nepal kills 15

2011-12-18 09:00

Katmandu - A speeding bus has skidded off a mountain road in western Nepal, killing 15 people.

Govindmani Bhurtel, Chief Government Administrator of Baitadi district, says the driver lost control and the bus rolled off the highway on Saturday night near Srikedar village, about 400km west of the capital, Katmandu.

He says six people were injured in the accident and were taken to hospitals.

Road accidents are common in Nepal, which is covered mainly by mountain terrain.

Most accidents are blamed on poorly maintained vehicles and roads.