Palpa bus accident: Six deceased identified

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Palpa: Identification of six passengers who died in a bus accident in the district on Sunday has been ascertained.

They were killed on the spot when the bus, Lu 1 Kha 5952, met an accident at Laghuwa of Ribdikot Rural Municipality-2 in Palpa. The bus was traveling to Butwal from Burtibang of Baglung district at the time of the accident.

Sixteen persons sustained injuries in the accident. Twenty-two people were traveling on the bus. The accident occurred at around 5 pm on Sunday. The bus fell some 60 meters from the road, it is said.

The District Police Office, Palpa identified the victims as 15-year-old Prabesh Kafle of Majhuwa-8 and 40-year-old Lal Bahadur Rana Kumal of Chandrakot Rural Municipality-7, 87-year-old Dilsari Kami of Devdaha Municipality-7, 45-year-old Yagya Bahadur Somai alias Suraj of Banganga Municipality-2, 4-year-old Purnima Kami of Bardaghat Municipality-5 and 55-year-old Yamkali Thapa of Badigaad rural municipality-10, Baglung district.

The injured passengers are receiving medical treatment at the United Mission Hospital.