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Bus plunges into Trishuli River : 11 dead, 16 rescued alive, dozens missing [update]

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DHADING — The death toll in Dhading bus accident has climbed to 11 as more bodies were recovered from the accident site at Ghatbesi Bange Mode in Dhading district.

A passenger bus en route to KAthmandu from Rajbiraj has plunged into Trishuli River at Ghatbesi Bange Mode in Dhading district on early Saturday morning.

According to SP Dhruba Raj Raut at Dhading Disttrict Police Office, police have recovered 11 dead bodies from the river so far, out of which seven are male and four female, however, the identities of those killed are yet to be ascertained.

As many as 16 others have been rescued alive. Th all are injured. 13 among those injured are undergoing treatment at Gajuri Hospital while two others have been sent to Trauma Center in Kathmandu.

The exact number of passengers on board the ill-fated bus, Na 4 Kha 1467, bus is still not known, therefore, rescuers have no idea how many bodies might be in the river. Police believe there are still dozens of passengers trapped inside the bus.

Police have begun the rescue operation but as the bus is still inside the river, they see a very slim chance that the trapped passengers could be rescued alive.

Nepal Army, Armed Police Force have been deployed to the incident site for rescue operation.

The bus belonging to Santosh Travels fell into the river at 5:30am Saturday, according to police.

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7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision

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DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.

The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.

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