12 pilgrims killed in Nepal Bus Accident

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Kathmandu: 12 Indian Pilgrims were killed and 27 injured after a bus carrying them plunged 100 meters down from the hilly road at Naubise village in Dhading district, 75km east of Kathmandu.The bus with an Indian number plate was carrying around 45 pilgrims from Gujarat who were returning to Gorakhpur in India after a pilgrimage to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.

Security personnel and locals are conducting rescue operations at the accident site, lying along the Tribhuvan Highway.The critically injured passengers have been admitted in Kathmandu for medical treatment.The death toll might rise as the bus was trapped in a gorge like site and some passengers might have been trapped under the bus.

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