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14 killed in Nepal bus crash

06 February 2014, 12:38

Katmandu - A bus veered off a mountain highway in Nepal and plunged into a river, killing 14 people and injuring seven others.

Government administrator Shiva Raj Joshi says the bus skidded off the Sidhartha highway before dawn on Thursday and rolled 300m before it plunged into the Bhalukhola river in Palpa district.

Twelve people were killed at the crash site and two more died in the hospital.

The crash occurred near Chidipani, a village 320km northwest of the capital, Katmandu.

- AP

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