Ten killed in Nepal van plunge


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The Independent Online

At least 10 people were killed and another six injured when a passenger van crashed off a mountain road in north-western Nepal today, a police official said.

Bharat Bohara said the driver lost control and the van plunged about 330ft (100m) some 300 miles (480km) north-west of the capital, Katmandu.

He said the injured were taken to hospital, where two of them are in a critical condition.

Few other details were available.

Most of Nepal is covered by mountains where roads are generally poorly maintained as are the vehicles using them.