KATHMANDU, June 5: A passenger bus (LU 2 KHA 3841) fell off a bridge at Roheni River in Rupandehi.
Nine people were killed in the accident. Of them, five have been identified so far, according to the District Police Office, Rupandehi.
Of 20 people taken to Bhairahawa-based Universal Teaching Hospital, five died while undergoing treatments. Likewise, two passengers breathed their last at Bhim Hospital.
According to DSP Nawaratna Poudel of Rupandehi, the deceased have been identified as Bishnu Poudel, 56, of Yogikuti, Butwal, Dinesh Das, 20, of Rautahat, Krishna Prasad Basyal of Butwal-11 and Rajendra Prasad Pandey of Om Satiya-4, Rupandehi.
Likewise, Arbind Sharma, 40, an Indian national was also killed in the accident.