Kathmandhu: At least 31 people were killed on Monday and several others injured when a crowded bus skidded off the road and fell some 300 meters down the hill in central Nepal.
The tragedy took place as the bus with 85 passengers, heading for Kattike Deurali from Kathmandu, skidded off the road at Birta Deurali-7 in Kavre.
Death toll may mount
District Chief of the National Investigation Department Dhan Bahadur Budhathoki said 31 bodies have been recovered and the death toll may rise further.
A Nepal Army helicopter airlifted 15 injured passengers to Kathmandu for treatment, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
An eyewitness said that many passengers have been squeezed by the bus wreckage.
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