At least 14 people have been killed, and a further 13 injured, following a bus crash, in northern Nepal.
A passenger bus carrying people from a small town in northern Nepal has crashed on a narrow mountain road, killing 14 people and injuring 13 others, officials say.
The bus was heading to Kintang, a remote hamlet up in Nepal’s rugged hills from Dhadingbeshi, the main settlement in Dhading district.
“A total of 14 people – 10 men and four women – were killed in the accident. Another 13 people were injured,” said Bishwa Prakash Subedi, chief district officer of Dhading.
Subedi said his office has requested a helicopter to airlift six of the injured who were in critical condition.
“The bus fell some 300 metres down the road and landed on a riverbank,” he added.
In the last three months, approximately 100 people have been killed in road accidents across Nepal.