At least 30 dead as bus crashes in Nepal



An overcrowded bus skidded off a road on Tuesday in Nepal and plunged down a hill, killing at
least 30 people and injuring 35 more, a police officer said.

People were riding on the roof of the packed bus when it tilted over on a gravel road, said Shiva Ram Gelal, chief district officer in Nepal’s Rasuwa district.
The vehicle then slid about 650 feet (200 meters) down a hill.

Nepalese military troops, police officers and locals carried out a rescue operation after the crash in
Ramche, a village in Rasuwa about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Kathmandu, according to Gelal.

Most of the injured have been taken a hospital in Rasuwa, while a few have been taken to a hospital in the Nepalese capital.

A fuel shortage in Nepal has hit public transportation hard, leading to fewer vehicles in service.
As a result, those that are running are…

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