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23 died in school bus accident in Nepal

20 students and 3 adults lost their lives when a school bus drove off the road in a ravine west of Nepal. 14 others are injured.

The school bus was on Friday morning local time on the way back from a botanical field trip with the school students and teachers, inform local police. The students on the bus were between 16 and 20 years old.

“Our initial investigation shows that the accident is due to high speed,” said police officer Bel Bahadur Pandey.

Traffic accidents are common in Nepal due to poor roads and negligent driving. Saturday’s accident happens over a week after 20 people returning from a funeral died in a traffic accident.

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