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Kathmandu bus tragedy: Dharmendra Pradhan seeks EAM's intervention

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Union on Tuesday wrote to (EAM) S Jaishankar seeking his intervention for extending "all possible assistance" to the victims of bus accident.

"I have just been informed of a tragic bus accident in Kathmandu, befalling pilgrims from Odisha today at around 1:00 am. It is understood that a bus carrying 23 pilgrims was en-route to from when it met with an accident at Mangalpur," said in his letter to Jaishankar.

"Keeping in mind the sensitivity of the matter, I seek your personal intervention in taking up the matter with concerned officials for extending all possible assistance to the victims, post-mortem of the deceased and facilitation of their repatriation," he added.

Two Indian pilgrims died and several others sustained injuries when a truck rammed into a bus carrying 60 passengers in district, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday night when the bus, en route from to Kathmandu, stopped at area along in Chandrapur Municipality-1, Nabin Karki, of Police (DSP) of district, told ANI.

The deceased have been identified as (52) and Charan Bishal (54), both from Odisha. Their bodies have been kept at a government health facility in Chandranigahapur for the post-mortem examination.

Among the injured, three pilgrims -- Sarbeshwor Jena (55), (53), and (63) -- are in a critical condition and undergoing treatment at Birjung-based

"I gather than two pilgrims, and were killed on spot while three pilgrims, Sarbeshwar Jena, and are in a critical condition and undergoing treatment at Neuro Hospital, Kaki," said

"The bodies of the deceased have been kept at a government facility in municipality for post-mortem and rest of the injured passengers are being treated at I understand that the pilgrims belong to Khordha and Puri districts in Odisha and I am reaching out to families at the time of writing," he added.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 19:38 IST