Nine die in bus accident in Baglung

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Kathmandu: At least nine were killed when a passenger bus met with an accident at Nisikhola Rural Municipality-6, Baglung on Monday. 

The ill-fated bus (Pra 01-006 Kha 3879), en route to Kathmandu from East Rukum, plunged 150 meters off the road, said police.

A total of 28 individuals sustained injuries in the accident. 

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Madan KC, the injured passengers in the accident are receiving treatment at Dhawalagiri Hospital in Baglung. One passenger is receiving treatment at Burtibang Primary Health Center.

The deceased have been identified as Lucky Pun Magar, 18, from Musikot-1, Dailekh, Binita KC, 27, from Musikot-1, Rukum West Municipality, Babidadel Nepali, the vehicle owner from Musikot-4, Ratamata, Tika KC 35, from Solabang, Musikot Municipality-3, Kalpana KC, Sankhi, bus driver Mansingh BK alias Subas Gautam, hailing from Rolpa, Geeta Thapa of Gorkha, Sujan Maharjan of Lalitpur and Bikram Pariyar, 25 of Sisne Rural Municipality, Rukum East. 

According to police, two passengers had died on the spot, while two died while receiving treatment at Burtibang Primary Health Center.