(Updated) Banke bus crash death toll reaches 12

Kathmandu, June 1

The death toll in the Banke bus accident has reached 12 as one more passenger died during the course of treatment.

Meanwhile, the District Police Office says 21 others are undergoing treatment.

(Updated at 10:15 pm)

Banke: 11 killed in midnight bus crash

Kathmandu, June 1

At least 11 persons died when a bus crashed in the Thuriya forest area of Rapto Sonari rural municipality-2 of Banke in Province 5 at Sunday midnight.

Twenty-two others have sustained injuries.

The bus was carrying Nepalis who were working in India but were returning home owing to the Covid-19 crisis. They were heading towards Salyan of Karnali.

Among the injured, five are critical, informs Banke Chief District Officer Ram Bahadur Kurumbang.

The bus (Na 5 Kha 5995) had crashed after it hit a stationary truck (Ba 4 Kha 9064) on the roadside.

The injured are undergoing treatment at various health facilities in Nepalgunj. The victims’ bodies have been kept at Bheri Hospital.

The victims are yet to be identified.

Published on June 1st, Monday, 2020 8:14 AM

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