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12 Indian tourists dead in Nepal bus crash

Bus crash victims had been visiting the Pashupatinath Temple.
Bus crash victims had been visiting the Pashupatinath Temple. Image by krebsmaus07 / CC BY 2.0

A deadly bus crash has claimed the lives of 12 Indian tourists near Dhading, 75km east of Kathmandu. The bus carrying Indian pilgrims plunged into a ravine as it was travelling back to India after visiting the famous Pashupatinath Temple near Kathmandu. Road transport in Nepal has a poor safety record, with a number of fatal bus crashes every year, most attributed to poor vehicle maintenance and dangerous driving on mountain roads. Read more: indiatoday.indiatoday.in