People carry an injured woman to a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 27, 2016. At least 14 people were killed in a road accident in Dhading, a district bordering Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)
KATHMANDU, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least 14 people were killed in a road accident in Dhading, a district bordering Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon.
Dinesh Yadav, a police officer deployed at the accident site, told Xinhua that 14 persons have died after a passenger bus met an accident at Marpak village in Dhading district.
"We have recovered 14 bodies in total including ten males and four females so far. A rescue operation is under way. I am worried that the death toll may rise," Yadav said over phone.
The ill-fated passenger bus was en route from Dhading district headquarters Dhading Besi to Darkha Village Development Committee.
The bus reportedly fell some 60 meters down the highway in a landslide-hit road section. "Among the nine rescued alive, seven are in critical conditions," Yadav said.
How many passengers were on board and what caused the accident are still unclear.