KHOTANG — At least 16 persons were killed and 26 other injured when a passenger bus, Ba 2 Kha 6376, bound to Kathmandu from Khotang plunged some 300 meters down the road at Kavrepani Bhir in the district on Tuesday morning.
Police has recovered no less than 16 bodies from the mischance site at Barkhetar in Mahadibhesan VDC of Khotang.
Twenty-six others have been injured in the accident. The exact number of passengers travelling on the ill-fated bus has not been known.
Police has been trying to find the cause of the accident. Injured passengers are being rescued by a joint team of police and locals.
A joint squad from the District Police Office, Area Police Office, Arkhaule and locals have reached the accident site and carried out rescue works.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.