Karnali, Oct 14 : The Karnali Province Police Office, Surkhet has constituted a committee to investigate the Mugu bus accident that took place on Tuesday, killing 32 and leaving 13 injured.
The three-member committee coordinated by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Birendra Bir Bishwakarma, has been assigned to submit a study report to the provincial police chief within ten days of its constitution. The bus was en route to Gamgadhi, the district headquarters of Mugu, from Nepalgunj.
The committee comprises police inspector Jeevan Lamichhane and police head Constable Hari Lamichhane as its members.
The passenger bus (Bhe 1 Kha 3167) operated by the Chhayanath Rara Transport Pvt Ltd met with the accident at Pinatpane River along the Jumla-Mugu road section as it was en route to Gamgadhi, the district headquarters of Mugu, from Nepalgunj.
The preliminary investigation has said the puncture of a tyre beneath the driver’s seat led to the fatal accident.