At least 13 persons were killed and dozens got injured after the bus they were travelling on skidded off the road along the Dolakha Khadichaur-Jiri road section in Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-7 of Sindhupalchowk district today morning.
The identities of the deceased have yet to be established.
According to police, the incident occurred when the reserved bus (Ba 4 Kha 4468), en route to Bhaktapur from Kalinchowk, lost control and plunged some 500 metres below the road in Six Kilo at around 8:30 am today.
The bus was ferrying the pilgrims back from Kalinchowk Temple. The casualties are likely to increase, informed police.
With the help of locals police are conducting the rescue operation and the injured are being sent to the nearby health facilities.
This is the second major road accident in the district in a span of one month.