At least 22 killed in Mugu bus accident

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Kathmandu: At least 22 people were killed and 18 others got injured when a passenger bus met with an accident at Chhayanath Rara Municipality-7 in Mugu district on Tuesday.

Chief District Officer of Mugu Rom Bahadur Mahat said the bus, Bhe 1 Kha 3167, was heading to district headquarters Gamgadhi from Nepalgunj. Police and locals have been deployed for rescue, said CDO Mahat.

Twelve among the injured have been taken to Nepalgunj by a Summit aircraft for treatment while a Nepal Army helicopter has been dispatched towards Talcha airport of Mugu from Surkhet for the rescue of the remaining injured, Information Officer at the Province Police Office, Inspector Jeevan Lamichhane said.

Those with minor injuries are being treated at the Mugu District Hospital. Chief District Officer Mahat and the chiefs of the security bodies in the district are engaged in rescuing the injured passengers, it is stated.