22 killed, 57 injured in the aftermath of bus accident in Nepal

22 killed, 57 injured in the aftermath of bus accident in Nepal
# 12 December 2008 08:23 (UTC +04:00)
Katmandu-APA.A crowded school bus skidded off a bridge on a highway in southern Nepal, killing at least 20 students and two teachers, police said Friday. At least 57 others were injured, APA reports
The bus was returning from a school picnic late Thursday when it plunged off the highway near Mukundapur village, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Katmandu.
An initial investigation indicated the bus was speeding, he said.
Accidents are common in Nepal, where both roads and vehicles are poorly maintained and there are no speed limits on highways
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