DHADING, Oct 28: At least 19 people have died when a passenger-ferrying bus (Na 6 Kha 1467) heading to Kathmandu from Rajbiraj plunged and into Trishuli River in Dhading district on Saturday morning. According to Dhading District Police, nine among those killed are men while the seven are women and rest three are kids.
Two have been identified as six-year-old Aaditya Yadav of Saptari and Indian national Mamata Devi Thakur. Others’ identity is yet to be ascertained.
20 others are still reported to be missing, said Inspector of Nepal Police Krishna Prasad Sapkota.
Police Inspector at District Traffic Police Krishna Prasad Sapkota confirmed that the overloaded commuter bus plunged into Trishuli from the turning point at Ghatbesi in Gajuri rural municipality at around 6 am in the morning.
As many as 15 have been rescued alive. Among those injured, 13 are undergoing treatment at Gajuri Hospital while two others have been hospitalized at Trauma Center in Kathmandu, according to area police office Gajuri.
Nepal Army and Armed Police Force have been mobilized for the rescue and search operation. According to the injured passengers, there were about 50 passengers travelling in the bus.
Among those deceased, 12 have been identified:
- Naresh Mukhiya, Saptari
- Susan Chaudhary, Saptari
- Ramnanda Yadav, Saptari
- Sanjit Kumar Jha, Saptari
- Simmi Kumari Jha, Saptari
- Aditya Yadav, Saptari
- Mamata Devi Thakur, India, Madhuban, Bihar
- Raj Kapur Yadav, Siraha
- Parbati Chaudhary, Saptari
- Chandrarekha Pramni, Satari
- Manjit Kumar Jha, Saptari
- Chandrawati Jha, Saptari
Name of those injured:
- Aman Thakur, 18 of Saptari, Rajbiraj-3
- Shrawan Kumar Thakur, 22 of Saptari, Rajbiraj-3
- Santosh Sakhar, 21 of Saptari, Rajbiraj-3
- Uddhav Thauku, 17 of Saptari, Rajbiraj-3
- Diwas Kanta Pandit, 40 of Siraha, Bhagwanpur-1
- Durgananda Chaudhary, 44 of Saptrai, Rajbiraj-9
- Durgananda Yadav, 40 of Saptari, Rajbiraj-9
- Nitidita Chaudhary, 14 of Saptari, Sirahi
- Sugan chaudhary,9 of Saptari, Sirahi
- Manoj Thakur, 32 of India, Madhuban, Bihar
- Ganesh Thakur, 10 of India, Madhuban, Bihar
- Gaurishankhar Thakur, 28 of India, Madhuban, Bihar
- Avhishek Chaudhary, 17 of India, Madhuban, Bihar
- Sushil Yadav, 24 of Saptari, Rajbiraj-10
- Surendra Kumar Yadav, 24 of Saptari, Rajbiraj-10