Vehicle Accident in Nepal on April 23 2017 03:47 AM (UTC).
Five pilgrims died and 30 others were injured in a bus accident near Kagbeni at Bahragaun Muktikshetra Village Council-4 in Mustang district on Saturday. The vehicle (Na 5 Kha 6067) had overturned on its way back to Jomsom, the district headquarters, from Mukti-nath Temple. According to the district police office, five persons died on the spot. The site is 12km north of Jomsom. The pilgrims from Kathmandu Valley had reserved the bus to reach Muktinath, a revered temple for Hindus and Buddhists. It is still unclear how many people were on board as some had got on the bus from Beni, Myagdi. Police identified the deceased as Bhola Adhikari of Kathmandu-35, Purusho-ttam Dhakal of Kathmandu-32 and Kanti Khadka of Kageshwori-3 in Kathmandu, Sita Timilsina of Changunarayan-8 in Bhaktapur and Lila Khadka of Mahalaxi-2 in Lalitpur. Deputy Superintendent of Police Harihar Nath Yogi said 15 critically injured pilgrims were airlifted to Pokhara on a Nepal Army helicopter. The other injured are undergoing treatment at the district hospital in Jomsom.