Indian pilgrims among 36 killed in Nepal bus mishap

Last Updated: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 13:50 hrs

Indian pilgrims are among the 36 killed when an overcrowded bus skidded off the road and plunged into the Gandak Canal in southern Nepal on Sunday.

The bus was carrying 70 to 80 Hindu pilgrims, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, to a temple in Nawalparasi District, about 150 kilometers west of Kathmandu.

The accident site is about 250 km south west of Kathmandu.

Police have recovered bodies of 25 men, 10 women and a child from the accident site so far.

The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has set up a Control Room to provide information about Indian nationals involved in bus accident.

The contact number of the Control Room is +97714412135.

Among ten people, who sustained injuries, five men are being treated in Nawalparasi district hospital, while four men and a woman are being treated in Chaupatta Health Centre at Semori village.

The police and Nepal Army are carrying out rescue work with the help of locals. (ANI)

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