Kathmandu: The bodies of all 39 victims of the Nepal bus accident were recovered on Monday, reports said, with 29 of them being Indians. Authorities were in the process of handing over the bodies to families and relatives.
Thirty nine people were killed when an overcrowded bus overturned and plunged into an irrigation canal on the Gandak in a district bordering Uttar Pradesh.
Twenty nine of them were said to be Indians, most of whom, investigators said hailed from Maharajganj district in Uttar Pradesh.
Indian officials are now facilitating the handover of their bodies to their next of kin....more
09:48 AM, Jul 16, 2012
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Government on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs one lakh each to the kin of the pilgrims from the state who died in an accident in Nepal when a bus skidded off a road and plunged into a flooded canal. Condoling the death of the pilgrims, who hailed from the state's Maharajganj district, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced the financial assistance, an official said. At least 39...
12:30 AM, Jul 16, 2012
Kathmandu: At least 34 Indians were among the 39 pilgrims who were killed on Sunday when tragedy struck their overcrowded bus that skidded off a slippery road and plunged into a swollen canal in southern Nepal. The bus was carrying 100 to 120 Hindu pilgrims, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, to a temple in Nawalparasi district, 150 kilometres west of the capital Kathmandu, police officials in Nawalparasi district. While 39 bodies...
04:39 PM, Jul 15, 2012