Nepal bus crash on mountain road 'leaves 29 dead'

Nepal Map

Related Stories

Police in Nepal say 29 people have died after a bus veered off a mountain road and crashed.

The accident happened near the village of Chhatiwan in the western district of Doti.

Police and local residents helped pull the dead and injured from the scene of the accident, which occurred at night and in foggy conditions.

Buses are often overcrowded in Nepal and accidents on poorly-maintained mountain roads are common.

Twelve passengers who were seriously injured are being treated in hospital, police officer Nara Bahadur Air told the AFP news agency.

In July, more than 40 people, most of them Hindu pilgrims, were killed in two deadly bus crashes in as many days.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Asia stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • FordFactory facelift

    Watch as the plant that makes Ford's legendary F-150 undergoes a total overhaul

Programmes

  • Models of roads and cars on a bridgeThe Travel Show Watch

    A world in miniature - behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest model railways

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.