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Bus plunges into ravine in Nepal, 32 killed

Written by: Staff

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.


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