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Sukute bus accident update: Ten dead

Melamchi, November 3 . The number of people losing their lives in a bus accident at Sukute of Sindhupalchowk district has reached 10. They died on the spot, police said, adding that the bus was carrying at least 40 passengers.
Dhak Prasad Timalsina, a local, shared that the team of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and locals were on the accident site, undertaking rescue efforts. According to him, some dead bodies were swept away by the river. The incident took place when a bus (Ba 2 Kha 7245) plunged into the Sunkoshi River this afternoon.
The ill-fated bus was travelling to Kathmandu from Magedeurali of Dolakha district. District Police Office, Sindhupalchowk’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Madhav Kafle said that the casualties could be higher since the accident is of big magnitude. The rescue effort is underway, informed DSP Kafle.
The critically injured ones have been sent to Kathmandu while others are receiving treatment at Sindhu Sadabahar Hospital. Detailed information of the incident is awaited, police said. rss

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