Nepal mishap: Patel seeks rescue effort supervision by embassy officials

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Vadodara, Apr 22: Congress Rajya Sabha member Ahmed Patel today said he had requested the External Affairs Ministry to provide all necessary help to the victims of the bus accident in Nepal and their family members.

At least 17 Indian pilgrims including nine women were killed and 28 others injured today when the bus carrying them plunged some 100 metres from a mountain highway at Naubise village, 75-km east of Kathmandu.


The pilgrims from Gujarat were returning to Gorakhpur in India after a visit to Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu. Patel said that he had requested the External Affairs Ministry to direct the officials of Indian embassy in Nepal to oversee the rescue and relief operation and also remain present at every hospital where the injured are being treated.

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