Doti bus accident: Death toll climbs to 30

Doti, October, 07 . The death toll from Monday’s bus accident in Doti district has climbed to 30 following the death of three more injured passengers during treatment.

Earlier, 27 people died on the spot after a Dhangadhi-bound bus met with an accident along the rural road at Chhatiwan VDC-5 in Doti district.

According to District Police Office Doti, three more passengers died on Tuesday while undergoing treatment at Attariya-based hospital. The ill-fated bus (Na 3 Kha 5707) carrying over 100 passengers swerved off the road and fell some 250 metres down at Kathpati. Most of the passengers were returning home after observing the Dashain festival with families.

Police said 29 of the deceased passengers have been identified. The dead includes 17 men and 13 women, of which five are children below 12 years.

Likewise, nine of the deceased passengers hailed from Saraswotinagar village. Seventeen others injured are in critical condition, police informed.