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Nepal bus crash kills 25

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An overcrowded bus veered off a hilly road in west Nepal killing 25 people and injuring dozens on Thursday, police said.

The bus, packed with villagers, fell 200 meters (650 feet) into a river in Jajarkot, 250 km (220 miles) west of Kathmandu.

The injured were evacuated to a local hospital, police official Hari Bhakta said.

The cause of the incident was not immediately known.

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Road crashes, which are common in Nepal, are blamed on poor road conditions and ill maintained vehicles.

(Reporting by Gopal Sharma; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

 
 
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