KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A bus carrying travellers returning from a Hindu festival to the Nepali cash of Kathmandu skidded off the main freeway and plunged into a river on Saturday, killing at least 31 people today and leaving other people trapped, officials reported.
The accident transpired about dawn, about 50 km (30 miles) west of the town on the Prithvi Freeway that connects Kathmandu with the southern plains.
“We have recovered 31 bodies and are seeking for additional,” authorities formal Ram Mani Mishra explained to Reuters from the scene. “It’s really not likely for anybody to endure for so lengthy under water.”
Rescuers on rubber boats and law enforcement divers managed to location the bus hours just after the crash and have been striving to lift it from water with the assist of a crane, Mishra reported.
Aside from the deaths, 16 people today have been hurt, authorities administrator Shyam Prasad Bhandari reported. Two with grave injuries have been taken to Kathmandu whilst the rest have been addressed at a neighborhood hospital, he reported.
Police reported survivors have been thrown out of the bus home windows but yet another 13 people today have been nevertheless believed to be trapped in the bus.
The bus experienced still left Rajbiraj city in the southeastern plains on Friday night time.
Street mishaps are typical in mainly mountainous Nepal, where by law enforcement say about 1,800 people today die in crashes each and every calendar year. Accidents are also blamed on poorly managed and crowded vehicles.
Reporting by Gopal Sharma Modifying by Alison Williams