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10 killed, 30 injured in Nepal bus accident

PTI 01 Nov 2014, 13:45:47 PM IST

Kathmandu: At least 10 people, including a Russian woman, were killed and 30 others injured today when two passenger buses collided head-on in central Nepal.

The pre-dawn accident happened in Makwanpur district's Basamadi area, about 120 km from the capital, when the two buses crashed into each other along the national highway.

Ten people were killed and 30 others injured in the incident, officials said.

Twelve of the injured persons, who have been rushed to nearby Bharatpur Hospital, are said to be in a critical condition, ekantipur news Web site reported today.

Police said the Russian killed in the accident was identified as a woman named Daria Mojkova.

Initial investigations have suggested that one of the two bus drivers was driving at a high speed and apparently lost control over his vehicle, leading to the collision.