22 killed in Nepal road accident


At least 22 people were killed when a bus slipped off a mountain gravel road in eastern Nepal and rolled down a hill, police said. The bus plunged off the narrow road near Barkhetar, 125 miles east of the capital, Kathmandu, and rolled down a hill for nearly 200 metres, said police official Umesh Khadka. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Another police official, Sangita Baniya, said that the death toll had risen to 22 by Tuesday evening and that all of the 20 people injured in the accident had been taken to hospitals for treatment.