33 killed, 28 injured as crowded bus veers off Nepal mountain highway

12:12 AM | 16 Aug, 2016
33 killed, 28 injured as crowded bus veers off Nepal mountain highway
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KATHMANDU (Web Desk) - At least 33 people died and 28 others were injured when an overcrowded bus veered off a mountain highway in Nepal on Monday.

The bus veered off Arniko highway and rolled about 150 meters (500 feet). Parts of the bus, bodies and luggage were scattered on the forested slopes below the highway.

Home Ministry official Chiranjivi Nepal said the injured people were brought by helicopter to Kathmandu and are being treated in two hospitals.

Army and police rescuers were still combing the slopes near Deurali village, 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of the capital.