Sarlahi, Jan 21: Two people were killed and 19 others were injured in a road accident at Hariwan on the East-West Highway.
One died on the spot and another died on the way to Birgunj for treatment, said Santosh Singh Rathore, Chief Superintendent of Police, District Police Office, Sarlahi.
According to Superintendent of Police Rathore, two of the 30 passengers were killed when the bus (Na 5 Kha 4488) heading towards Kankadvitta from Dang overturned 10 meters below the road.
As the condition of five people including the driver is critical, they have been sent to Birgunj Neuro Hospital for treatment. Three others are undergoing treatment at Hariwan Hospital. Nine of the injured are undergoing treatment at Swabhiman Hospital, Hariwan, police said.
The deceased have been identified as Raj Kumari Chaudhary, 36, of Dang and Rita Chaudhary, 23, of Dang said Inspector Nirmal Thapa of Area Police Office, Lalbandi. According to Sarlahi Police, the remaining 11 passengers of the bus are safe.