Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Search for missing in Trishuli micro-bus plunge continues

Search for those who went missing in the Trishuli river, following the Monday´s micro-bus accident is underway.

Eleven people are still missing in the river. The accident occurred when a micro-bus (Ba.2 Kha. 2598) was heading towards Kathmandu from Narayagadh fell into the river at Darechowk-9 along the Prithivi Highway on Monday, the day of Bijaya Dashami.

An Armed Police Force (APF) squad from Kurintar-based Disaster Management Training Center is searching for the missing with the help of locals.

Two people including an Australian woman tourist had died and nine injured in the accident.

APF personnel Bhupendra Poudel, Sunita Dhakal, 35, of Bharatpur-12, Khemlal Gurung of around 35 years of age, a man of around 40 years of age from Gaidakot-8, Dinesh Tiwari, 12, from Taklung-3, Gorkha, micro- bus helper Kapil Pandey,16, of Naubise-4, Dhading are among those hurt in the accident, the office said.

Of the injured, one has already returned to home after treatment and condition of a man with Gurung surname is critical. The injured are undergoing treatment at the Bharatpur-based College of Medical Sciences. The bodies of deceased have been kept in the Bharatpur Hospital. A total of 21 passengers were onboard the microbus, the police said.

Wednesday 16 October 2013


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