Maldhunga bus mishap: four victims identified

Pokhara, Jan 17: A passenger bus skidded off the road and fell some 70 meters into the Kaligandaki river at Maldhunga of Kushma Municipality-1 in Parbat district, killing at least seven people and injuring other 30. The ill-fated bus (Ga 1 Kha 6108) headed towards Narayangadh from Beni. The accident took place at around 8.15 am today morning, said the police. 

Of the dead, four have been identified as Rajesh Pun, 21, of Pakhapani-1 in Myagdi, Seti Pariyar, 40, of Jaljala Rural Municipality-8 in Parbat, her husband Tike, 50, and Shanti KC, 48, of Baglung Municipality-4. Other dead are two men and a woman.

A helicopter being used to airlift those injured in the bus accident to hospitals in Pokhara and Kathmandu for further treatment. 

Of the injured, 20 are receiving treatment at Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara, and two have been airlifted to Grande International Hospital in Kathmandu, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Bhubaneshwor Tiwari. Others eight are undergoing treatment at Baglung Zonal Hospital.

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