March 9 An overcrowded bus fell into a stream in
northwestern Nepal, killing at least 24 people and injuring many
others, Al Jazeera reported, citing local officials.
Sixteen people were killed instantly, while eight others
died in hospital, a local official told AFP, according to the
The bus veered off a mountain road and fell 200 metres
downhill in the Jajarkot district of Nepal.
The officials cited in the report blamed the accident on
overcrowding, saying the bus had about 50 passengers.
(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb