Unconfirmed reports say 23 dead in Doti bus accident

Almost two dozen people are feared to have died after a passenger-bus carrying around 60 people veered off the road and plunged about 300 meters at Katkate in Chatiban VDC in Doti District.

Govinda Bahadur Karki, Chief District Officer of Doti District, told nepalnews.com that unconfirmed reports from Riot Police at the scene had put the number of dead at 23. The reports were yet to be verified and his team was on its way to the site of the accident, he said.

The bus — with registration number Na 3 Kha 5707 — was heading from Jorayal in Doti to Dhangadi when it met with the accident in the afternoon in the Banlek section of the Budar-Jorayal Road.

Source: Nepalnews