Among those killed are 23 women and 10 men and a child, Shah said. Nepal Army and Armed Police Force personnel along with locals are carrying out rescue works. The number of casualties could rise, the police officer said.
Six others were injured in the incident police believe occurred due to drunk driving. The injured are being taken to the Parasi-based Prithvi Chandra Hospital. The identities of the deceased and injured are yet to be established.
It is yet to officially ascertain how many people were aboard the bus at the time of accident. However, reports say around 100 passengers were traveling on the bus when the mishap happened.