MAWANPUR – All the seven who were killed in the bus accident took place near the Churiyamai temple of Jitpur Simara sub-metropolis-22 in Bara in the wee hours today have been identified.
The bus was carrying pilgrims most of them from India, it is reported. The District Police Office, Makwanpur has identified the deceased as Bijay Lal Pundit,41 of Loharpatti, Mahottari; Bahadur Singh, 67, Mira Devi Singh, 65, Satyawati Singh, 60, Rajendra Chaturvedi, 70, Shreekant Chaturvedi, 65, and Baijanti Devi, 67 from Rajasthan, India.
The bus was carrying a total of 26 passengers and 17 injured in the accident are being treated in Hetauda Hospital and Hetauda-based Sancho Hospital and Churehil Hospital and the Old Medical College, Bharatpur in Chitwan, according to Superintendent of Police Sitaram Rijal of DPO, Makwnapur.
The bus (Madhesh Province 3001 Kha 7994) en route to Janakpur from Kathmandu met with the accident at 2:00 am today.