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Four Indians killed in Nepal bus accident

At least four Indians were killed and 13 injured when a bus in which they were travelling overturned.

world Updated: Jan 10, 2006 18:37 IST

At least four Indians were killed and 13 injured when a bus in which they were travelling overturned in central Nepal on Tuesday, police said.

The bus, carrying 67 Indian pilgrims, was heading for Janakpur from this capital city. All the four victims died on the spot.

Janakpur is a major pilgrimage centre for Hindus as it is said to be the birthplace of goddess Sita, consort of Lord Rama.

The accident occurred on the Mahendra Highway in Lalbandi of Sarlahi district, some 200 km west of here, police said in a statement.

The bus with an Indian number plate ran over a ditch and overturned on the road. The accident was apparently caused by poor visibility due to fog.

The injured were admitted to a local hospital, police said.

First Published: Jan 10, 2006 18:37 IST