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18 Indian pilgrims killed, 53 injured in Nepal bus accident

PTI 03 Jun 2014, 19:13:03 IST
Kathmandu: At least 18 Indian pilgrims were killed and 53 others injured when an overloaded bus carrying them veered off a mountain road and rolled about 100 meters before plunging into a river in western Nepal, officials said today.

“All 18 people who died in the accident were Indian
nationals, mostly from Uttar Pradesh,” Chief District Administrator Ram Bahadur Purumbang told PTI.

A total of 56 people were injured in the accident when
the bus plunged into the Madi Khola rive river in Pyuthan district, 750 km west of Kathmandu last night.