A bus returning from a party crashed near the Nepalese capital on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people and injuring 22 others, police said.
Police officer Chakra Raj Joshi said he was not sure why the bus hit the side wall of the mountainous road, but they are investigating the cause.
The injured were rescued by local villagers with the help of police officers and soldiers who reached the crash site near Bethanchewk village, located about 30 miles east of the capital, Kathmandu.
On Monday, a vehicle carrying passengers from a wedding went off a mountain highway in Nepal killing 12 people. There were no survivors.
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The small passenger truck was out of capacity when it veered off the mountain road near the village of Chedagad, about 250 miles northwest of the capital, Kathmandu.
Police said the crash occurred late Monday evening and by the time rescuers arrived at the scene, eight had already died. Three more died on the way to the hospital and one died later in the hospital.
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After going off the road, the vehicle rolled about 200 meters down the mountainside.
Road accidents in mountainous Nepal are often attributed to poorly maintained roads and vehicles.