Some 40 hurt in school bus accident

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NAWALPARASI — As many as 40 people including school children were injured in an accident involving a school bus at Sukrauli of Ramgram Municipality, Nawalparasi today.

The bus ( Ga 1 Kha 3189) belonging to the Devjyoti Lower Secondary School of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-6 in Chitwan met with an accident as it was heading towards Lumbini for a picnic from Chitwan via Nawalparasi. The bus overturned on a road pothole.

Most of the hurt have already been send back to home after general treatment at the Prithvichandra Hospital, Parasi while some few have been referred to Chitwan for further treatment, the District Police Office Nawalparasi said.

A total of 49 people were travelling in the bus at the time of accident. Others were rescued by the police with the help of locals. The cause of the accident has not been ascertained yet, police said. RSS