Nepal bus accident toll reaches 26
The death toll in a bus accident in Nepal's far-western Jajarkot district has risen to 26, it was reported on Friday.
Jajarkot Chief District Officer Krishna Chandra Poudel said 15 people died on the spot when a passenger bus fell some 200 metres from a highway along the Chhinchu-Jajarkot road on Thursday.
Eleven persons succumbed to their injuries in a hospital, the Kathmandu Post reported. Three injured passengers were in critical condition.
The bus was headed from Khalanga to Khara, a village in the district.