KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Two persons were killed and seven others injured when a bus fell from a bridge on Sunday.
The bus (Ra 1 Kha 518) en-route to Naryanpur, Dang fell off from a bridge around five in the morning, near Chaulai-1 of Dang killing two on the spot.
The injured have been sent to Nepalgunj for further treatment after preliminary treatment at a health center in Lamahi.
The deceased have been identified as Yuvaraj BK, 28, the bus driver from Halvaar VDC, Parseni and the assistant driver Parbat Giri, 24 of Manpur-1, informed Police Inspector Haridas Shrestha of the Area Police Office.
According to Shrestha, the passengers informed him that the driver had fallen asleep while driving the bus.
Those injured are Sita Sijwal of Narayanpur, Subash Khadka, Laxman Shah, Sunil BK of Dhikpur, Sita KC of Changu, Narayanpur-4, informed the police.
The bus was carrying 27 passengers at the time of the accident. The police along with the locals carried out the rescue operation.