Five die, 27 injured in Jajarkot bus accident

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Kathmandu: At least five passengers were killed and 27 others injured when a bus met with an accident in Jajarkot district in western Nepal.

According to Jajarkot Police, the bus, Na 6 Kha 2757, heading to Radibazar of Jajarkot from Nepalgunj met with an accident near Kudu Barah Chowk of Jajarkot. DSP Madhu Kumar Thapa said that the bus skidded off the road and fell some 200 meters down, adding that 32 passengers were traveling in the bus.

The injured are undergoing treatment at Jajarkot District Hospital.

Though the accident occurred at around 2:30 am on Sunday, the police reached the spot in the morning and started the rescue operation.

Identification of the deceased and the injured is yet to be ascertained, police said.