Sukute bus plunge: Death toll reaches 13, more casualties feared

Sukute Bus Accident

SUKUTE, Nov 3: The death toll from the bus accident in Sukute of Sindhupalchowk district has climbed to 13, according to the police.

The accident occurred today afternoon when a passenger bus Ba 2 Kha 7245 en route to Kathmandu from Magedeurali of Dolakha district veered off the road into the Sunkoshi river.

The bus carrying more than 40 passengers when the accident occurred.

Some of the bodies were swept away by the river, according to locals who were in the accident to help in the rescue efforts.

A team of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force are also undertaking rescue efforts, said DSP Madhav Kafle.

The critically injured have been brought to Kathmandu for further treatment while other injured are receiving treatment at the Sadabahar Hospital and Dhulikhel Hospital.

According to Kafle, more casualties are feared since the accident is of big magnitude.

Further details are awaited.