10 killed, 30 injured in Nepal bus accident

Kathmandu: At least 10 people, including a Russian woman, were killed and 30 others injured today when two passenger buses collided head-on in central Nepal.

The pre-dawn accident happened in Makwanpur district's Basamadi area, about 120 kilometres from the capital, when the
two buses crashed into each other along the national highway. Ten people were killed and 30 others injured in the incident, officials said.

Twelve of the injured persons, who have been rushed to nearby Bharatpur Hospital, are said to be in critical condition, ekantipur news website reported today. Police said a Russian was killed in the accident and was identified as a woman named Daria Mojkova.

Initial investigations have suggested that one of the two bus drivers was driving at a high speed and apparently lost
control over his vehicle, leading to the collision.

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