Bus falls 300 metres down into river in Nepal, 32 die
Published: 11:59 AM, 13 October 2021
At least 32 people were killed and many others injured as a bus skidded off the road and fell 300 metres down into a river in Nepal's far-western district of Mugu on Tuesday.
The bus heading towards Gamgadhi, the district headquarter of Mugu from Nepalgunj was carrying migrant workers and few students who were on their way home for the Vijayadashami celebration.
“The latest death toll from the accident stands at 32. The picture on the number of injured is also getting clear as it is increasing,” My Republica website reported.
A rescue operation was carried out in the steep terrain with help of the Nepali army and their chopper along with a private airlines flight was used to rescue the injured ones who were in critical condition.
“The bus seems to have gone off the road down the cliff to about 300 meters. We have speculated brake failure to be the reason behind it. We still are continuing our operation,” Rom Bahadur Mahat, chief district officer of Mugu informed.