12 Jan 2013

Dozens killed in Nepal bus crash

7:50 pm on 12 January 2013

Police in Nepal say 29 people have died after a bus veered off a mountain road and crashed.

The accident happened near the village of Chatiwan in the western district of Doti.

Police and local residents helped pull the dead and injured from the scene of the accident, which occurred at night and in foggy conditions.

The BBC reports that buses are often overcrowded in Nepal and accidents on poorly-maintained mountain roads are common.

In July, more than 40 people, most of them Hindu pilgrims, were killed in two deadly bus crashes in as many days.