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At least 16 killed, five hurt in road accident

Dec 15 2018 | 01:10 pm

Kathmandu: At least 16 people were killed and five sustained injuries in a road accident in Nuwakot district of central Nepal on Friday evening, local police authorities confirmed.

The incident occurred when a mini truck skidded off the mountain highway and fell 100 meters down into the gorge at Ghyangdanda area in Dupecheswor Rural Municipality of the district, according to police.

The local police authorities have been carrying out rescue operation in coordination with local residents.

According to media reports, the ill-fated mini truck was carrying over two dozen people when the accident occurred. The police have yet to ascertain the cause behind the accident.

Panipokhari

Kathmandu, Nepal

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