At least 13 killed in Sindhupalchowk bus accident

SINDHUPALCHWOK: At least 13 people have been killed and 25 others were injured after a passenger bus met with an accident at Phyaphuladanda of Changpalkot VDC in Sindhupalchowk district this morning, police confirmed.

The bus (Ba 2 Kha 3645) was heading for Kathmandu from Bhotang of Sindhupalchowk.

Police and locals have been continuing the rescue operation. Locals and police said that the death toll could rise and the large number of passengers have sustained serious injuries.

The ill-feted bus was carrying at least 50 passengers, eyewitness said.

Police have identified only four deceased Rana Bahadur Pandey, Mitra Sapkota, Sharmila Pandit and Gita Devi Basnet of Thangpaldhap VDC-3.