Bus mishap kills 8 pilgrims reportedly from Janakpur in Bihar; 8 injured in Dhading
Eight pilgrims believed to be Nepalis were killed and 32 others injured when a bus carrying them overturned at Umma village in Bihar state of India on Monday, reports said quoting Bihar police.
The deceased and injured Nepali pilgrims are reportedly from Janakpur town of Nepal. Police are yet to ascertain their identities.
The ill-fated bus was on its way to Nepal from Deoghar in Jharkhand when the driver lost control over the vehicle, according to reports.
The bus overturned killing the eight pilgrims – five men, two women and a minor - on the spot, police said.
The injured have been admitted to a local government hospital, where condition of five was said to be critical.
Meanwhile, eight persons have been injured when a bus (Na 3 Kha 1989) carrying them overturned at Ghatbesi along the Prithvi Highway in Dhading district this morning.
The bus was heading for Kathmandu from Bardibas when it met with the accident. Of the injured, three are said to be critical and have been sent to Kathmandu for treatment. Others are receiving primary medical care in Gajuri Hospital. nepalnews.com