15 dead in bus accident carrying participants of marriage in Palpa

PALPA: At least 15 passengers died and 20 others were injured in a bus accident along the Aryabhanjyang-Ramdi road stretch along the Siddhartha Highway. The bus (Lu 1 Kha 2795) was carrying participant of a wedding ceremony, according to the District Police Office Palpa.

The incident site is 27 kms far from the district headquarters of Palpa, Tansen, to Syangja.

The injured including groom Roshan Charti and bride Bishnu Charti are undergoing treatment at Mission Hospital Palpa.

The bus met with the accident at around 10 pm at Chidipani-2 in Palpa district on Sunday while returning the same VDC from Khanichhap-7 of the district.

Rescue operation is still on, police said.

Survivors said that driver Milan BK had consumed alcohol at Ramdi while waiting for the participants of the marriage.