23 killed in a bus accident in Mugu

Mugu accident

At least 23 people have been killed in a bus accident in the Mugu district.

According to Chief District Officer Rom Bahadur Mahat, 23 people were killed and more than 10 others injured when a bus (No. 1 Kha 3167) heading towards Gamgadhi, the district headquarters of Mugu from Surkhet, met with an accident at Chhayannath Rara Municipality-7, Pina Jharikhola.

The bus carrying 39 passengers met with an accident at around 2 pm. ‘There was a big accident. Just shattered. Twenty-three people were killed. Many are injured. The injured have been brought to the airport and some are being rescued. We have ordered planes and helicopters, ”he said.

Chief District Officer Mahat informed that rescue work was underway and bodies were being collected. The Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, and locals have reached the spot for rescue.