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Bus plunges into ravine in Nepal, 32 killed

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KATHMANDU, Oct 28 (Reuters) At least 32 people were killed and 38 injured when a packed bus plunged into a ravine in western Nepal today, police said.

The bus was on a mountainous road in Sallyan district, 270 km (170 miles) west of Kathmandu at the time of the accident.

''Rescuers have reached the site and have recovered 32 bodies so far,'' a police officer told Reuters.

Hundreds of people are killed in road accidents every year in the impoverished Himalayan nation which has 17,000 km (10,625 miles) of poorly maintained roads.

REUTERS DKB SND1503

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