Passengers carrying fuel turn Nepal bus crash into a fireball

Eight people have been killed and 12 more severely burned after a bus caught fire after crashing near the village of Khaskhusma, close to Bardia National Park in Nepal.

Nepalgunj, Nepal. Many passengers were returning to the region to celebrate Dashain.

Nepalgunj, Nepal. Many passengers were returning to the region to celebrate Dashain. Image by DFID / CC BY 2.0

The cause of the fire was immediately traced to bottles of petrol being carried by passengers, who were taking fuel home for the festival of Dashain because of fears over shortages caused by India’s blockade of the Nepali border. Bus crashes are common in the lowlands of the Nepal, and passengers carrying fuel is adding another level of danger to this already risky means of transport. Read more: kathmandupost.ekantipur.com

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