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At least 30 dead, dozens injured in Nepal bus crash

By
Amy R. Connolly

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- At least 30 people, including one child, died and dozens of people were injured when an overcrowded bus veered off a mountain road and cliff in Nepal.

There were some 70 people aboard a bus from Kathmandu to Chilime, some traveling on the roof of the vehicle. The bus was traveling on a gravel road and apparently tipped over and slid about 650 feet down a hill.

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Officials said there were at least 10 people in critical condition. More fatalities were expected.

A severe fuel shortage in Nepal has left few vehicles in service, forcing people to ride in overcrowded vehicles.

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