54 injured in Panchthar bus accident

Police said all the passengers injured in the mishap were rescued and were sent to the Panchthar District Hospital. File photo/NL Today

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Panchthar: A total of 54 passengers have sustained injuries when a bus they were traveling in met with an accident at Panchthar. Among the injured, 10 are in critical condition.

The bus, Ko 1 Kha 3865, had left for Jhapa from Shivadobhan, Phidim Municipality-4. It fell 20 meters down from the road at Shantipur as it tried to overtake another vehicle.

Police said all the passengers injured in the mishap were rescued and were sent to the Panchthar District Hospital and Pathibhara Hospital for primary treatment. Preparation is being made for sending the critically injured passengers to Jhapa for further treatment.

It is said most of the passengers are from Kummayak, Tumbewa and Phalgunanda rural municipalities in the district who were returning after visiting their families and relatives during the Dashain festival.

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