Passenger dies after falling from bus roof

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PYUTHAN: A man died after he fell off the roof of a bus heading towards Kathmandu from here last night.  He is Himal Thapa, 25, of Bijuwar-3, Pyuthan district. Thapa was travelling on the roof of the bus and he suddenly fell down. The incident took place at Kalakate in Arghakhanchi on the East-West highway, Pyuthan Police said.
Thapa worked as a driver at the Water Supply and Sanitation Division Office, Pyuthan and he was going to Kathmandu to bring the office chief back, according to the family sources.
Similarly, Top Bahadur K.C., 22, of Badikot-6 in the district sustained injuries after he fell off the roof of the same bus. He has been taken to Butwal for treatment, the Ilaka Police Office, Bhalubang has stated.
Police have arrested the driver and impounded the bus. It is said that the bus belonging to the Swargadwari Transport Service was carrying people beyond its capacity with large number of them also sitting on the roof. RSS