Death toll reached 24 in bus accident in Khotang

KHOTANG: Death toll in Barkhetar bus accident has reached 24 after one more succumbed to injuries.

According to Police Inspector Saroj Rai of the District Police Office, Khotang, bodies of 17 men and 7 women have been recovered from the incident site.

Among the 31 injured, 23 people have been airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment. Seven injured are being treated at a local health post, police added.

The bus (Ba 2 Kha 6373) en route to Kathmandu from Diktel had veered off the road and fell some 100 metres down the road at around 8:30 am.