Over 32 dead as passenger bus falls into river in Nepal's Mugu district
Mugu : More than 32 people lost their lives and several others were injured as a passenger bus enroute to Gamgadhi in Nepal’s Mugu district skidded off the road and fell 300 metres down into a river.
According to a report by website My Republica, the passenger bus was heading towards Gamgadhi from Nepalgunj and fell into the Pina Jhyari river in the Chhayanath Rara Municipality.
“The latest death toll from the accident stands at 32. The picture on the number of injured is also getting clear as it is increasing,” the report said.
Many passengers in the bus were returning home to celebrate the upcoming festival Vijaydashmi.
The rescue work is on. Nepal Army has sent a chopper to the site to carry out rescue work.
Santosh Shah, the In-Charge of Nepalgunj Airport Security Guard, said 10 persons who received deep injuries on their head were taken to Kohalpur Medical College and five others were sent to a Nursing Home in Nepalgunj for treatment. Mugu is famous for the beautiful Rara lake, which lies 650 km North-West of Kathmandu.