Indian among 10 killed in Nepal micro-bus accident

An Indian national was among 10 people killed on Tuesday when a micro-bus they were travelling in veered off a hilly road and fell into a gorge along the Indo-Nepal border.

The micro-bus carrying 17 people fell some 150 metres down the road while negotiating a sharp bend, police said.

Seven of the 10 killed have been identified so far. One of those identified is Indian national Fida Hussain while the six others are Nepalese, they said.

Five other people were injured in the accident that took place in Chhatiban village in Doti district, police said. The accident site lies on Nepal-India border, some 700 km west of Kathmandu. The ill-fated bus was heading towards Mahendranagar from Dadeldhura in the far-west Nepal, police said.

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