Nepal bus crash kills 22

At least 22 people were killed and 23 injured when a bus crashed in eastern Nepal Tuesday, police said.

The bus went off a road and careened more than 100 metres down a hill. The injured victims were airlifted to Kathmandu hospitals. 

The bus was on its way from Diktel, in Khotang district, to Kathmandu, more than 250 kilometres away.

Police were yet to determine how many people were traveling on the bus, but witnesses said it was overcrowded.

The bus swerved when a section of the road crumbled away but could not avoid going over the edge, witnesses were quoted as saying by local media.

Road accidents due to bad roads, reckless driving and old vehicles are common in Nepal.

Last update: Tue, 12/04/2016 - 10:57
Author: 

Related

18 killed, 13 injured in Nepal bus crash

World

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 13:04

At least 30 killed in Nepal bus crash

World

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 14:21

Seven killed, 18 injured in Nepal jeep crash

World

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 07:39

More from World

Trump vows to return power to the people in inaugural speech

US President Donald Trump on Friday vowed to take power away from Washington bureaucrats and politicians and give...

Donald Trump sworn in as US president

Donald Trump takes the oath of office and is sworn in as the 45th US president in a ceremony at the US Capitol.

Syria indefinitely extends Russia's use of air and naval bases

Russia and Syria have signed agreements to indefinitely prolong Russia's use of a naval base and an airbase on...

Thirty per cent of Aleppo's Old City destroyed, UNESCO says

Thirty per cent of the Old City of Aleppo has been destroyed and 60 per cent significantly damaged amid the ongoing...

Donald Trump prepares to take office, as thousands flock to Mall

Donald Trump arrived at the White House Friday as he prepares to take the oath of office and become the 45th...