Six people die in school bus accident in Kathmandu
At least six people died and 60 injured when a school bus returning from a picnic fell into a river in Kathmandu.world Updated: Jan 06, 2008 15:51 IST
At least six people died and 60 injured when a school bus returning from a picnic fell into a river 25 km west of the Nepalese capital.
The bus carrying students and teachers of the Academy of Sacred Heart in Kathmandu fell into the Khane Khola river, some 10 meter down the hill at Okharpauva in Nuwakot district, police said.
Three people including the principal of the Academy of Sacred Heart died on their way to hospital and three others died while undergoing treatment at Bir Hospital and Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, police added.
School sources said the bus was overcrowded and the driver was drunk.