Five killed, 17 injured in Nepal bus accident

November 21st, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) Five people were killed and 17 others injured when a bus fell into a river in western Nepal Friday, police said.The bus, carrying around 25 passengers, was going to Chitwan in south Nepal from tourist city Pokhara in western Nepal when the accident occurred on the Mugling highway in Tanahun district Friday afternoon.

Two passengers died on the spot while three more succumbed to their injuries on the way to Bharatpur hospital.

Police and locals were searching the intersection of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers for other missing passengers.

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