NEPAL: ‘ DANGEROUS ROADS AND OVERLOADED BUSES LEADING CAUSES OF ROAD ACCIDENTS ‘

#AceNewsServices – NEPAL – October 24 – An overloaded bus plunged down a hill in central Nepal on Friday, killing at least 14 people including three foreigners, AFP reported.

' Kathmandu to Nepal Roads are Dangerous '

‘ Kathmandu to Nepal Roads are Dangerous ‘

Rescuers have reportedly taken more than 50 people to hospitals in and around Kathmandu.

The bus carried tourists and Nepalese people travelling for the Hindu festival of Tihar when it crashed in Nuwakot, a small hill town outside Kathmandu, police said.

They are also attempting to find a passenger list, but the holiday season usually sees bus drivers picking up travellers without registering them.

The bus was travelling from Jorayal in Doti district to Dhangadi, about 800km (500 miles) west of Kathmandu, when the accident occurred.

Local and wire reports said it veered off a hilly road and fell at least 200m (656ft) into a gorge.

' Roads in Nepal are the Most Dangerous in the World '

‘ Roads in Nepal are the Most Dangerous in the World ‘

In January 2013, the same number of people were killed in the same area when a bus driver lost control on the road amid foggy conditions.

Bad roads and reckless driving are among the leading causes of road accidents in Nepal, says BBC Nepal’s Surendra Phuyal.

In recent years, road accidents have claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people annually, says our correspondent.

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` Police in `Nepal ‘ make 94 Arrests after Students take to the Streets over Huge Hike in Fuel Prices ‘

#AceWorldNews Police in Nepal have made 94 arrests after students took to the streets attacking vehicles and setting fire to a parked bus as they protested a fuel price hike in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

Student unions called for the rally during a city-wide strike following a rise in petrol, diesel, kerosene and aviation fuel prices last week, which in some cases was as high as 7.6 percent.

Schools and colleges shut, while some 2,000 police officers patrolled the streets to counteract the protests.

Himal Sharma, president of the UPCN (Maoist) student union accused police of using ‘excessive force’ to subdue the demonstrations.

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` Indian Airbus Jet-Liner with 170 people on-board catches fire as it is landing at Nepal ‘

#AceWorldNews says that an Indian Airbus 320 jet- catches fire as it is landing liner with 170 people on as it was landing in Nepal’s capital, Katmandu, on Saturday, AP reports.

The right wheels of the plane ignited reportedly before it touched the runway, as the passengers complained of a “rubber burning-like smell.

Emergency workers quickly responded to the incident to control the fire and evacuate the passengers. No casualties were immediately reported.

The jet belongs to Indigo budget airline and was flying from New Delhi.

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“Nepalise Police Discover Plane with No Survivor’s”

#AceWorldNews says `No Survivors were found in the wreckage of the missing Nepal Passenger plane that l reported on Sunday, as Missing’

Nepalese police on Monday discovered the wreckage of a plane that had gone missing one day earlier in the country’s mountainous west.

No survivors have been found, AFP said, citing an official.

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The Nepal Airlines plane with 15 passengers and three crew crashed into a forested hill in Arghakhanchi district, 226km west of the capital, with aircraft pieces found in a nearby village.

The plane, carrying locals and one passenger from Denmark, lost contact with air traffic controllers after taking off from the town of Pokhara on Sunday afternoon. The aircraft from the state-run carrier encountered heavy rain en route from Pokhara to the town of Jumla, 353km west of Kathmandu.

 

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