45 Indian pilgrims injured in bus accident in Nawalparasi (West)A total of 65 passengers were travelling on the bus.
At least 45 Indian pilgrims were injured when a bus met with an accident in Palhinandan Rural Municipality of Nawalparasi (West) district on Saturday afternoon.
According to police, the bus with an Indian registration number, carrying devotees returning after taking a holy bath in Narayani river, met with an accident following a brake failure.
The injured are receiving treatment at the Parasi-based Prithvi Chandra Hospital, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Bhoj Raj Pandey, adding some of the injured are in serious health condition.
A total of 65 passengers were travelling on the bus. Thousands of Indian pilgrims visit a fair that is organised on the Narayani riverbanks annually.