Bus driver loses control in the hairpin turn in Nepal - 19 killed

A bus is driven by a narrow mountain road in Nepal and plunged into a ravine. 19 people are confirmed dead. the death toll after a bus accident on a mountain

Bus driver loses control in the hairpin turn in Nepal - 19 killed

A bus is driven by a narrow mountain road in Nepal and plunged into a ravine. 19 people are confirmed dead.

the death toll after a bus accident on a mountain road in southern Nepal on Wednesday has risen to 19.

It happens after two people died of their injuries Thursday, informs the local police.

Passagerbussen drove of the road and fell down in a ravine in the village of Narapani, which is located in the district of Arghakhanchi in southern Nepal.

the Bus was on its way to the region's main town, Butwal, from the district headquarters, Sandhikharka.

The local police officer Prakash Assist tells that the bus driver lost control of his vehicle in a hairpin turn on the narrow mountain road.

- 18 injured passengers are receiving treatment in various hospitals. Among them, three seriously injured, he says.

the Accident site is located 227 kilometers southwest of the capital Kathmandu.

Parts of the bus scattered along a slope below the road, and police rescue workers have a hard time to remove the bodies. It reports the nepalese newspaper Kantipur on Thursday.

road Accidents occur regularly in the mountainous Nepal, which in recent years has experienced a pressure to build roads that connect regions and villages and towns across the country.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 28 November 2019, 05:00

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