Nepal: 23 killed after college bus falls into gorge

Kathmandu: Twenty-three people died while 14 others sustained injuries when a college bus carrying students and teachers back from a botanical field trip plunged into a gorge in western Nepal, police said on Saturday.

The rescuers have recovered 19 male bodies and four female from the incident site, Kathmandu post reported.

The injured are receiving treatment at the Kohalpur Medical College, Banke while one has been referred to the Rapti Zonal Hospital, Tulsipur for further treatment.

The fatal crash occurred when the bus swerved off the road and fell some 700 metres down at Ramri along the Tulsipur-Salyan road section on Friday evening. (UNI)

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