A child died and 17 others sustained injuries when a bus carrying marriage attendents met with an accident in Mirge of Dolkha on Saturday morning.
According to Inspector Jeevan Tamang of the District Police, the deceased has been identified as four-year-old Kriti Khadka of Melumi, Dolakha. Khadka died on the spot.
Police said that the ill-fated bus (Ba 2 Kha 6579) was heading towards Dolakha from Betali of Ramechhap when it skidded off the road and plunged 300 metres down at around 11 am today.
Police said that they were 50 to 55 people including groom and bride on board the bus.
Among the injured, Chandra Bahadur Yogi (50) of Duragaun-9 is said to be in critical condition.
Inspector Tamang informed that groom Kirshna Bahadur Yogi of Betauli-5, Ramechhap and bride Devi Yogi did not sustain any injuries in the accident
Preparations are underway to take them to a hospital in Charikot for treatment.
Police said that they have impounded the bus and arrested its driver Indra Bahadur Khadka (26) of Bhimeshwor-7 for investigation.