KATHMANDU: At least three people died and 23 others went missing after the bus they were travelling in plunged into Trishuli River in Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality-3 of Dhading district in the wee hours on Friday.
The deceased have been identified as Raj Narayan Rauniyar, his wife Shova Rauniyar, and Saurabh Rauniyar, who are said to be residents f Brahmapuri Rural Municipality-4 in Sarlahi district.
According to the police report, the bus (Na 6 Kha 7469) heading towards Kathmandu from Sarlahi district fell into the river around 3.30 am and injured 16 people.
As per the report, Gajuri-based Area Police Office, Dhading District Police Office, Adamghat-based Armed Police Force, Devi Datta Battalion based in Gajuri, Red Cross Society’s rescue team immediately reached the incident site and carried out rescue operation with the help of locals.
The injured were rescued and rushed to various hospitals for treatment.
According to the report, the bus was carrying more than 50 persons.
A search and rescue operation is underway.
Further details are awaited.