1 dead, 15 injured in bus accident


CHITWAN, July 1: One of the fifteen passengers who were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident at Khairahani municipality-1 on the East-West Highway this morning has died.

The deceased has been identified as 14-year-old Sunil Mizar of Rapti municipality-5, Chitwan. He died during treatment at the Bharatpur hospital. Meanwhile, the number of injured has climbed to 18, police said.

According to District Police Office Chitwan, the bus (Na. 7 Kha. 5118) was heading towards Birgunj from Bharatpur when it tumbled on the roadside at around 6:45 in the morning. The injured are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in Chitwan.