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Five killed, 29 injured in Trishuli River bus plunge

KATHMANDU: At least five persons were killed and 29 others injured when a bus plunged into the Trishuli River at Gajuri-6, Bancharetar of Dhading on Sunday morning. The ill-fated-bus was heading to Kathmandu from Kakarvitta, Jhapa.

Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital, police said. The deceased have been identified as Sita Thapaliya,35, of Chandragiri municipality, Bishal Giri, 20, of Kanyam, Ilam and 51-year-old Raj Kumar Subedi of Thankot, Kathmandu, according to Chief of the District Traffic Office, Gajuri Hem Raj Ghimire.

Twenty-nine other passengers were injured in the accident that took place involving the passenger bus with registration number Na. 7 Kha. 4387. The bus fell off the road into the river at Banchetar in ward no. 6 of Gajuri rural municipality.

The bus, Na 7 Kha 4387, was heading to Kathmandu from Jhapa when it met with the fatal accident, police said.

A joint team from the police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force have been carrying out the rescue efforts at the incident site. The reason behind the accident is not yet known. (Photo: Sitaram Adhakari)

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