Nepal bus crash kills 30 after veering off mountain road

Richard A. L. Williams
Tuesday 03 November 2015 11:28 GMT
Annapurna I and Annapurna South mountains, seen from Ramche
Annapurna I and Annapurna South mountains, seen from Ramche (Ananda Raj Devkota)

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Thirty people have been killed and 35 injured after an overcrowded bus veered of a mountain road in Nepal.

Government administrator Shiv Ram Gelal said some passengers were on the roof when the accident happened in the north west of the country.

Mr Gelal said the bus drove off the roadnear Ramche village and rolled about 150 meters (500 feet) down a slope.

He added that the bus was packed with passengers because of a severe fuel shortage in the country that has limited transportation.

Police, soldiers and local villagers helped recover injured people and bodies from the wreckage.

The site is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of the capital, Kathmandu.

Accidents in Nepal are generally caused by poorly maintained roads and vehicles.

Additional reporting by the Associated Press

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