Nepal car crash kills nine

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 05 Aug 2017, 17:40:37

Nepal car crash kills nine

Nepal car crash kills nine
Nine people were killed and seven others injured in a car crash in Doti District of western Nepal, police said on Saturday. 

A SUV slipped off the mountain road in Botagan area of Kathmandu and plunged 500 meters down into a gorge, killing nine on spot, said local police officer Shiva Bahadur Singh to Xinhua. 

Of the seven injured, four was in critical; condition, said Singh. 

"The injured are undergoing treatment at local hospitals," he added, 

The SUV carrying 16 people was en route to Chamarachautara area of Dipayal District from Doti when it skidded off the highway. 

The crash site is some 800 km west of the capital city Kathmandu. 

Poor condition of mountain roads and ill-maintained vehicles are often said to be major reasons behind road mishaps in the Himalayan nation.

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