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Bus plunges into ravine in Nepal; 32 killed

Hundreds of people are killed in road accidents every year in the Himalayan nation, which has 17,000 km of poorly maintained roads.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 15:32 IST

At least 32 people were killed and 38 injured when a packed bus plunged into a ravine in western Nepal on Saturday, police said.

The bus was on a mountainous road in Sallyan district, 270 km west of Kathmandu at the time of the accident.

"Rescuers have reached the site and have recovered 32 bodies so far," a police officer told the agency.

Hundreds of people are killed in road accidents every year in the impoverished Himalayan nation, which has 17,000 km of poorly maintained roads.