One of the dead has not been identified yet. A passenger bus coming from Janakpur to Bhairahawa fell into the river from Rohini Bridge at around 4.30 am on Sunday.
Nine of the 32 people who fell into the river were killed. At least nine people, including a woman, were killed when a bus carrying 32 passengers including two children and six women died in the accident, said Rupandehi Traffic Police Chief Keshav KC.
Though nine passengers of the passenger bus (Lu 2 Kha 3841) were killed, the identity of one of them has not been revealed yet.
The deceased have been identified as Rajendra Pandey, 65, of Omasatiya Gaonpalika-4, Rupandehi, Tulsi Basyal, 37, of Tilottama Municipality-8, Tilottama-2, Vishnu Poudel, 56, of Yogikuti, Dinesh Das, 20, of Rautahat Chandranigahapur and Butwal Sub-Metropolis-11, Kalikanagar. Krishna Prasad Basyal, 48, Arvind Sharma, 40, of Butwal Sub-Metropolis-6 Adarshnagar, Arvind’s father is Nagendra Sharma and Sitamani is 45-year-old Sanjay Gupta from India. One of the dead men is estimated to be 30-35 years old.
The hospital administration has confirmed that four of the passengers died at Bhim Hospital and five at UCMS Medical. The injured passengers including the driver and co-driver are undergoing treatment at Bhim Hospital and Universal Medical College in Bhairahawa. The hospital administration has informed that the condition of more than a dozen of the injured is serious and the condition of other passengers is moderate.