Title:NEPAL: A bus travelling to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu drives off the road and falls towards a river bank leaving more than 40 people dead
Date:14th October 2011
Summary:SINHULI, NEPAL (OCTOBER 13, 2011) (REUTERS) (CONTAINS MATERIAL ORIGINALLY SHOT IN 4:3 FORMAT)
PEOPLE ALONG STEEP OF NYAURI AT JHANGHIJHOLA VILLAGE
SUNKOSHI RIVER AS SEEN FROM NYAURI STEEP
PEOPLE LOOKING AT THE WRECKAGE
SPREAD OF WRECKAGE ACROSS THE BANK
NUMBER PLATE OF BUS
MORE OF WRECKAGE
(SOUNDBITE) (Nepali) A RELATIVE OF A PASSENGER, SAYING:
"A few days earlier I had come here to my wife's place along with my brother who had also come to his bride's home. I returned yesterday but my brother was supposed to come back today, instead I got a call telling me that my brother had been in accident, so I hurried in from Kathmandu, but didn't find him."
VARIOUS OF BUS SEATS
PEOPLE STANDING NEAR WRECKAGE
MORE OF WRECKAGE
Story Text: An accident involving a bus in the Himalayan nation of Nepal left around 45 people dead on Thursday (October 13) as it manouvered off the road and down a steep rocky hill.
The bus broke up into numerous pieces of wreckage scattered over a small area.
Blood stains were visible after the accident and only around a dozen from the 60 passengers survived the crash.
"A few days earlier I had come here to my wife's place along with my brother who had also come to his bride's home. I returned yesterday but my brother was supposed to come back today, instead I got a call telling me that my brother had been in accident, so I hurried in from Kathmandu, but didn't find him," said an identified relative of one of the victims.
Ambulances helped carry the injured from the site of the crash in Sindhuli to a nearby hospital in Dhulikhel.
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