DAMAULI: The death toll reached four by the evening.
Police identified the deceased as Aishwarya Shrestha (45) of Aruchanaute-1, her six-year-old daughter Yojana, Samjhana Surkheti (17) of Tantrik-3 and Sarita Gurung (20) of Gumda-9 of Gorkha district.
The three were killed on the spot except Aishwarya.
Critically injured were referred to various health facilities in Chitwan nad Kathmandu, according to police.
3 killed‚ 26 injured in Gorkha bus accident
GORKHA: Three persons died and 26 others were injured when a commuter bus met with an accident at Baguwa-3, Khanchowk of the district on Saturday morning.
The identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained.
According to Sub-Inspector Chun Karki of the Gyamsal Police Post, the incident occurred when the ill-fated bus (Na 4 Kha 1315) heading towards Gorkha Bazaar from Arughat skidded of the road at around 11 am.
Preparations are underway to take the injured persons to the district headquarters for treatment, Karki said.
He said that among the injured, 17 are in critical condition.
Police personnel with the help of locals are carrying out rescue operation.
The incident site is 16 km north from district headquarters.