Death toll from Rasuwa bus accident climbs to 34
Nov 3, 2015- The death toll from the passenger bus accident at Ramche VDC-3 in Rasuwa district has reached 34, officials confirmed. Earlier, 30 people had lost their lives in the accident. Four more succumbed to serious injures in Nuwakot District in course of treatment.
The ill fated bus (Na 3 Kha 5706) bound for Chilime of Rasuwa from Kathmandu skidded off the road and fell some 500 meters down at 12:45 pm, said police.
More than 100 passengers were travelling in the bus. The incident site lies 12 km south of Dhunche.
According to Chief District Officer of Shiva Raj Gelal, 25 people were injured in the accident that took place along the Pasang Lhamu road section.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Abadesh Bista, said that more than 20 passengers have been sent to Kathmandu and the remaining to the District Hospital, Dhunche, for treatment.
Shiva Acharya, who escaped the incident after jumping from the hood, said that the incident took place after the front wheel of the bus punctured. Security personnel from the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force are carrying out rescue operation.