17 killed, several injured in Nepal bus accident

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Kathmandhu: 17 people were killed when a bus went off the road and plunged into a river in Jumla district of Nepal on Monday. The incident occurred 24 kms from Khalanga, the district headquarters.

According to police, the bus skidded off the highway and plunged some 200 metres down into river Tila.

Thirteen people died on the spot while 11 people were injured.