24 killed in Nepal bus accident

Kathmandu:At least 24 persons were killed and 25 others injured on Monday when a bus carrying 60 passengers veered off a road and plunged down into a gorge in Nepal's Kavrepalanchok district. All 24 bodies were recovered, the victims are yet to be identified, the Himalayan Times reported. Eleven passengers are yet to be accounted for. Rescue efforts by locals and police are continuing, officials said. The bus was heading toward Madankudari of Kavre district from Kathmandu when it skidded off the road and went plunging down about 150 metres in a gorge, according to officials. The accident occurred around 1 p.m., the Himalayan Times quoted an official as saying.