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Sunday, November 7, 2021/Salyan-
At least 12 people have died in a bus accident at Kharkhola in Kapurkot Rural Municipality-5, of Salyan.
Also, 27 people have been injured in the accident which took place on Sunday morning.
The bus which was heading to Tulsipur of Dang had plunged into a river, leading to the sad incident.
“The driver is at large and the owner of the bus is also undergoing treatment. Eight people seriously injured have been rescued to Kathmandu for treatment via helicopter,” informed Laxmi Humagain Khatiwada the Chief District Officer.
There were 41 passengers in the bus and 5 people had died on the spot.
Most of the passengers were returning after celebrating the Tihar festival, said Thapa.
The injured are receiving treatment at the district hospital and other health institutions in the district.
The dead bodies of 10 people have been identified so far.
Most of the passengers had been returning back after Tihar celebration in the district.
Accidents are common during festive occasions in the region.