Two die in Pepsicola bus accident

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Kathmandu: Two among 14 people injured in a road accident that took place at Pepsicola of Kathmandu this morning have died. Fourteen people were injured in the accident that occurred  at 7.30 when a bus (Ba.3Kha. 4848) en route to  Pepsicola from Jadibuti hit a jeep (Ba. 6 Cha.5342) coming from the opposite direction, said Spokesperson of District Police Range, Kathmandu, Superintendent of Police Kumod Dhungel. 

A scooter (Bagmati Province No. 02-037Pa 5311) and a motorcycle (Bagmati Province No. 02-041 pa 4838) also collided following the collision between the two vehicles. The deceased have been identified as motorcyclist Raj Bhattarai, 21, and Armed Police Force personnel Usha Thapa, 25. 

According to SP Dhungel, the injured are undergoing treatment at Motherland Hospital in Pepsicola and at Civil Hospital in New Baneshwar. The bus driver involved in the accident, 24-year-old Janak Raut of Ramechhap, has been detained by the police.