11 killed and 16 injured in separate accidents on SundaySeven people died when a bus veered off the road in Palpa, while four died in separate accidents in Sarlahi and Siraha.
Eleven people were killed in separate road accidents across the country on Sunday.
In Palpa, seven people died and 16 others were injured when a bus veered off the road at Ribdikot Rural Municipality in Palpa on Sunday morning.
The accident occurred at around 10:00 am.
At least 30 people were on board the bus travelling to Kaligandaki from Butwal for a funeral, according to police.
According to the DSP Santosh Kumar Bhattarai, the bus that left Butwal at around 6:30 am fell some 60 metres down the road from a steep hillside along the Tansen-Ridi road section at Laghuwa in the rural municipality.
“Three of the deceased were thrown out of the bus during the accident while four other bodies were trapped inside the vehicles,” said Bhattarai, “We had to use an excavator to retrieve the bodies.”
Police informed that three men–aged 30, 40 and 31–of Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City, and four men– aged 28, 25, 33 and 36– of Malrani Municipality in Arghakhanchi district were among the deceased.
Of the injured, nine people are receiving treatment at Lumbini Medical College in Prabhas while seven are undergoing treatment at Palpa Mission Hospital, according to the police.
The injured have sustained injuries to their head, back, chest, hand and feet.
Passengers who escaped major injuries informed that the accident occured when the driver of the bus could not make a sharp turn due to overspeeding.
“The road section was steep and it was wet and slippery due to the dew,” said Krishna Bahadur Nepali, one of the injured passengers of the bus, “The bus was also overspeeding when the accident occured.”
In Sarlahi, three people died after the motorcycle they were riding went out of control and collided with a tree at Ishwarpur Municipality.
The two-wheeler was heading towards Baibas when it met with an accident in the Sagarnath forest area.
Police informed that a 22-year-old man and two 20-year-olds of Dasbigha in the municipality died on the spot following the accident.
The police are yet to ascertain the time of the accident.
Locals from the area had notified the police after they saw the bodies of the deceased in the morning.
“They may have lost their balance on the motorcycle due drunk driving or thick fog,” said the area police. “The bodies of the deceased have been brought to the district hospital in Sarlahi.”
Likewise, another motorcycle accident in Golbazar of Siraha district claimed the life of a man from Kyalpur Municipality.
According to the police, the 25-year-old man after receiving first-aid treatment at Bhumija Hospital in Golbazar was referred to Lahan for further treatment. “He died while on the way to the hospital,” informed SP Santos Rai of the Area Police Office, Golbazaar.